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