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