More and more Windows updates and applications installed to the system boot partition, when the boot partition running out of space, the Server computer will be fighting for the precious space and will run much slowly. System maybe crash if there is no free space.

What will you do in this situation? No one would like to waste the happy weekend to start over. It may also lead to data loss when rebuilding the Server. The most time-saving and easiest way is to resize Windows 2003 Server boot partition with reliable Server partition software.

That is to say, shrink other data partition and get some free space and then extend the system boot partition with the Unallocated space, so there is no need to start over again to save time.

Ensure data security when resizing boot partition on Windows 2003 Server

The security and stability are undoubtedly the most significant aspect 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. So you must select the right partition software to resize boot partition on your Windows 2003 Server.

With the unique Enhanced Data Protection technology and Disk/Partition Copy Wizard built-in Partition Magic Server, you don't need to worry about the data security when resizing your Server disk partitions. 

How to resize Windows 2003 boot partition

– It is extremely easy to resize boot partition in Windows 2003 Server. You just need to drag and move on the disk map to shrink an existing data partition to get some Unallocated space, and then you can extend the boot partition with this space. There is no need to delete, format partitions or rebuild the Server.

– Any operations you do on the Server will be listed in the "Operations Pending" column and no changes will take place on your partitions before you click "Apply".

– If the system boot partition is NTFS, you can extend it without rebooting Server.

Step by step tutorial to resize Server 2003 boot partition


Step 1, Launch Partition Assistant 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.

Benefits to resize boot partition on Server 2003 with this Partition Magic Server

  • Enhanced data protection technology helps you resize, merge partition without data loss.
  • Hot Resize feature helps you extend NTFS system partition without reboot Server.
  • Disk/Partition Copy helps you backup or migrate data to another disk without reinstalling Windows.
  • Changes made on partitions can be previewed before applying to avoid incorrect operations.
  • Easy to use, just dragging and drawing on the disk map to resize partitions.
  • Plenty of useful features help you better maintain your Server and improve its performance.
  • Full features and benefits…

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