To many server administrators, it is not an easy task to resize SBS 2003 partitions, don't worry, in this article, I'll introduce how to resize SBS 2003 system partition with ease.

SBS 2003 system partition low disk space

No matter how big your hard drive is, you'll be amazed at how quickly application/Windows update, browser caches, restore points and temporary files can eat up your free space.

If the SBS 2003 system C drive runs out of space, Windows pops up an warning to alert computer users when their hard drive is running low on available disk space.

Server 2003 low disk space

When Windows pop up this alert, you should fix this low disk space problem as fast as possible, as you cannot install Windows updates and other applications, system runs much slower, the worst is system crash if extremely low free space is left.

All the size of the hard disk partitions are carefully allocated while building the 2003 Server, is there a way to resize SBS 2003 system partition without losing data if C drive running low? The answer is yes, after reading this article, you'll know how easy it is to resize SBS 2003 system partition.

Resize SBS 2003 system partition

To many Server administrators, it is not an easy task to resize SBS 2003 system partition, as Windows SBS 2003 Server doesn't provide built-in partition tool to resize partition. Considering Server data security, you have to select a reliable partition software, then which one is the best? After selecting a Server partition software, you have to check out the user guide, related videos, attentions, etc. if it is too complicated.

Now, there is a full featured and awards-winning Server partition managerPartition Magic Server, which helps you resize SBS 2003 Server partition fast, safely and easily. This full featured partition manager Server maink functions are brought together: Partition Manager, Disk & Partition Copy and Extend Partition Wizard.

It allows user to Resize, Merge, Shrink, Extend system and data partition. Create, Delete, Format, Copy, Repair, Hide, Set Active partition , Convert file system, etc.

Ensure data security when resizing SBS 2003 system partition

The security and stability are undoubtedly the most significant aspects for Server computers since a Server computer usually stores the most important classified and daily-used files. However, even a slight error on server computer might directly leads to boot failure or data loss.

Partition Magic Server is not only reliable itself with built-in Enhanced Data Protection but also integrated with the Disk & Partition Copy Wizard to ensure 100% data security. Many Fortune 500 companies, Governments and Universities select it to maintain there Servers.

How to resize SBS 2003 system partition

– It is extremely easy to resize SBS 2003 partition. Just drag and move on the disk map to shrink an existing data partition to get some Unallocated space, and then extend the system partition, no need to delete or reformat partitions.

– Any operations you do on the Server will be listed in the "Operations Pending" column for you to preview.

– If your SBS 2003 system partition is NTFS, you can extend it under Windows without rebooting.

Steps to resize SBS 2003 system partition without deleting or reformatting

Step 1, Launch Partition Magic Server, you'll see all disks and partitions that connected to your Server and free space, used space and other properties of each partition.

Resize boot partition

Right-click the data partition and select "Resize", in the pop-up window, drag the left border rightwards to shrink it.

Shrink data partition

There will be some Unallocated space behind the system partition.

Unallocated space created

Step 2, Right-click the system partition and select "Resize", in the pop-up window, drag the right border rightwards to hold the Unallocated space.

Extend system boot partition

Click "Apply" to proceed, done.

Partition resized

Now you have a "new" Server that can be used for a long time again.

For enterprise users, Unlimited Edition allows unlimited usage within your company to save time and money.

Benefits to resize SBS 2003 system partition with this Partition Magic Server

  • All-in-one Partition Solution – All your partition and disk maintenance requirements can be fulfilled.
  • Enhanced Data Protecting – No Data Loss
  • Hot Resize – Extend NTFS system partition without rebooting
  • Easy to use & user-friendly interface & working fast
  • Trustworthy, many Fortune 500 companies, Governments and Universities select it to maintain their Servers
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One Comment

  1. Joyce

    That’s way more clever than I was expecting. Thnkas!

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