I cannot believe there are still so many people use Windows Server 2000, as even Windows Server 2008 has been released for such a long time. After reading the articles about partition magic software to resize, merge and manage Server disk partition, some Server users ask me whether these partition magic server software support Windows Server 2000, though the official websites says yes. So I test deeply again and write this tutorial how to resize partition Windows 2000 Server.
In the begining, I want to introduce some background, if you know about this and don’t want to read again, you may jump to the end of this article to see how to resize partition Windows 2000 Server.
About Windows 2000 Server
Windows 2000 is a line of operating systems produced by Microsoft for use on personal computers, business desktops, laptops, and servers. Released on 17 February 2000, it was the successor to Windows NT 4.0, and is the final release of Microsoft Windows to display the “Windows NT” designation. It was succeeded by Windows XP for desktop systems in October 2001 and Windows Server 2003 for servers in April 2003. Windows Me was released only a few months after Windows 2000 and one year before Windows XP, but Windows Me was not intended to be, nor did it serve as the successor to Windows 2000. Windows Me is designed for home use, while Windows 2000 is designed for business.
About Partition Magic Server
Many years ago, if the system C drive is running out of space, the administrator has to recreate the partitions and reinstall operating system. Of course, it is time-consuming. Meanwhile, these operations may lead to data loss, especially the files on desktop. Partition Magic is the first and most famous partitioning software, which has the ability to repartition without data losing by resizing partitions or split/merge partitions, so Partition Magic becomes well-known.
Partition Magic, while under PowerQuest, was updated regularly, adding new and useful features. Since Symantec purchased the application in 2003, there has not been a new release, and Symantec has stated that they stopped selling Partition Magic. In fact there is no “Partition Magic Server”, so you have to search some Partition Magic server alternatives.
Partition Magic Server Alternatives
Acronis Disk Director Server ($609)
Paragon Partition Manager Server ($299)
Partition Wizard Server ($129)
EASEUS Partition Master Server ($159)
Partition Assistant Server. ($109)
How to resize partition Windows 2000 Server?
In fact, the operations to resize partition Windows 2000 Server by each partition magic server alternative are the same. As Partition Wizard Server is widely-used due to its highest price performance ratio, in this article, I’ll introduce how to resize partition Windows 2000 Server with Partition Wizard Server.
1. Launch Partition Wizard Server, right click the data partition and select “Move/Resize”.
2. In the pop-up window, drag the left borderline of the data partition rightwards to shrink this partition.
You’ll find there is unallocated space behind the system partition and the data partition was shrank.
3. Right click the system partition and click “Move/Resize”, in the pop-up window, drag the right borderline rightwards.
You’ll find the unallocated space was “added” to the system partition and the system C drive was extended. Remember to click “Apply” if the operations are correct.
It is easy to resize partition Windows 2000 Server, but I still recommend you backing up the system first.