Diskpart Server 2003 and 2008 to shrink and extend partition

Some people ask me to write an article with detailed steps about how to shrink and extend partition with diskpart command prompt, I don't want to do that, as there are many "guides" about this topic, however, I decide to gather some resources. Pros of diskpart Free Provides by Microsoft Windows built-in utility Cons of diskpart In Windows Server 2003 Shrink command is unavailable Only NTFS partition can be extended Only Data drive can be extended The data drive with page file cannot be extended Only when there is free space behind, you can extend this partition. In Windows Server 2008 Only when there is free space behind, you can extend this partition. You cannot extend c drive by shrinking D. In both Server Hard to use for most of the people Very likely to do incorrect operations No way to cancel or undo Resources Diskpart shrink Windows 2003 partition … Continue reading






Diskpart extend partition Windows Server 2003

Diskpart is free Windows built-in utility which can be used to extend Server 2003 partitions. Many people feedback they don't know how to use diskpart, so I decide to write this article. Hope it will help you in a way. How to launch diskpart command How to extend Windows 2003 partition Precondition to use diskpart Limitations of diskpart command Part 1: How to launch diskpart 1. Press 'Windows' and 'R' key on the keyboard, type 'cmd' and press 'Enter'. MS-DOS command prompt window will be opened. 2. Type "diskpart" and press 'Enter'. Now you are ready to input diskpart commands to do disk partition management. Part 2: How to extend Server 2003 partition with diskpart Before running diskpart command to extend a volume, you'd better check the disk partition layout under Disk Management (Right click "My Computer" > "Manage" > "Storage" > "Disk Management". On my Windows 2003 server, there … Continue reading






How to use diskpart command line to extend server 2003/Windows XP

Microsoft improved the features of Disk Management in Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008, you can shrink and expand a partition in Disk Management of these Windows operating system. What about Windows XP and Windows Server 2003? In fact, you cannot do this in Disk Management, but Microsoft provides a command line – diskpart.exe, so this in this article we’ll discuss how to expand Windows Server 2003 with Diskpart command line. What is diskpart command line? Diskpart differs from many command-line utilities because it does not operate in a single-line mode. Instead, after you start the utility, the commands are read from standard input/output (I/O). You can direct these commands to any disk, partition, or volume. Diskpart enables a superset of the actions that are supported by the Disk Management snap-in. The Disk Management snap-in prohibits you from inadvertently performing actions that may result in data loss. It … Continue reading






How to use Diskpart command line to convert/resize/delete partitions?

What is diskpart? DiskPart.exe is a text-mode command line tool interpreter which enables storage objects such as disks, partitions or volumes configuration and management from a script, remote session, or direct input from a command prompt. Diskpart is actually the underlying utility that augments the Disk Administrator graphical user interface and enables a superset of the actions that are supported by the Disk Management snap-in. The Disk Management snap-in prohibits you from inadvertently performing actions that may result in data loss, sometimes it is recommended that DiskPart is used to enable explicit control of partitions and volumes. What is Windows Disk Management? Disk Management under Computer Management in Administrator Tools is a GUI (Graphical User Interface) based disk partitioning utility that allows Windows 2000, Windows 2003 Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 users to set active partition, change drive letter and paths, extend volume, shrink volume, delete volume, and format … Continue reading