Do you encounter this problem that the Server 2000, 2003 or 2008 system partition running out of space? If there is little free space, Windows will pop up an alert and the system runs slower. You cannot install any updates or applications. This problem also leads to Operating System crash if there is no free space.

What will do? Rebuild the Server? Backup the files, recreate partition and then restore? No, this is not a good idea. To the Server, longer down time means few customers and less income. No one wants to waste the whole happy weekend to do this. Then is there a better way to solve system partition low disk space problem? The faster and easier way is resizing Server partitions. The aim is to gather free space from other data partition for the system boot partition.

Which partition software for Windows Server?

Many users like to search “Partition Magic Server”, as Partition Magic is so famous, people want to use Partition Magic on Windows Server, but in fact, there is no Partition Magic Server edition and Partition Magic is no longer for selling, too. Fortunately, there are Partition Magic Server alternatives, Acronis Disk Director Server, Paragon Partition Manager Server, EASEUS Partition Master, Partition Wizard Server and Partition Assistant Server.

How to choose Partition Magic Server to resize server partition?

All these partition magic server software support Windows Server 2000, 2003 and Server 2008, bother 32bit and 64bit, but the performance and price are different. Before purchsing, you’d better compare with each other and make clear what it can do. The comparison of these Server partition software can help you.

Acronis Disk Director is the most popular Server partition software, as it has the longest history to support Windows and Linux operating system and file systems. It is recommended as the most reliable Server partition resizer, but the price is most expensive, comparing to others.

In technical forums, many professionals recommend Partition Wizard Server. Based on the enhanced data protection technology and copy wizard built in Partition Wizard Server Edition, it is highly recommended with its excellent advantages while resizing Windows server partitions. Besides, It is able to extend NTFS system partition without reboot to maximize the server performance and minimize the downtime of the server. That is to say, if your Server system partition is NTFS, you can resize Server partition without downtime.

How to resize Server partition with Partition Magic Server

It is extremely easy to resize partition on Windows Server. With the absolutely user-friendly interface, the functions of Partition Wizard Server and Acronis Disk Director Server are easy to get access to, no matter whether you’ve got experience in using Partition Magic or not. You just need to drag and move on the disk map to resize partition.

Any operations you do on the Server will be listed in the “Operations Pending” column, making sure no changes take place on your partitions before you click “Apply”. So if you are not sure about your operation, just close this partition software and nothing will be changed.

Below is an example how to resize partition with Partition Magic Server software.

How to resize partition with Partition Wizard Server?

1. Launch Partition Wizard, right click the data partition that behind the system partition, and then choose Resize/Move.

Partition Wizard Resize

2. In the pop up window, drag the left boderline of the partition rightwards, after that, this partition will be shrinked.

Shrink Data Partition
Shrink Data Partition
Data Partition Shrinked
Data Partition Shrinked

3. Right click the system partition and choose Resize/Move. In the pop up window, drag the right boderline of the system partition rightwards, after that, this system partition will be extended.

Extend System Partition
Extend System Partition
System Partition Extended
System Partition Extended

4. Remember to apply the operations.

The benefits of Partition Wizard Server:
  1. Enhanced data protection technology helps you resize, merge partition without data loss, even when power off or hardware problem occurred.
  2. Hot Resize feature helps you extend NTFS partition without reboot to suspend Server running.
  3. Disk and partition copy feature helps you backup data or migrate to another disk without reinstalling Windows.
  4. Changes made on partitions can be previewed before applying to the hard disk.
  5. 30-day money back guarantee.
  6. See full featues and benefits of Partition Wizard Server

Partition Magic Server software comparison

Partition Wizard ServerPartition Assistant ServerPartition Master ServerAcronis Disk Director Server
Partition Manager Features
Resize Partition
Move Partition
Merge Partition
Split Partition
Create, Delete Partition
Format Partition
Explore Partition
Change Partition Label
Change Drive letter
Change Cluster Size
Change Partition Type
Hide Partition
Set Active
Convert FAT to NTFS
Convert Dynamic disk to Basic
Change Partition Serial Number
Convert Partition Primary/Logical
Initialise to GTP disk
Initialise to MBR disk
Copy Features
Copy Disk
Copy Partition
Copy MBR
Recovery Features
Recover Lost/Deleted Partition
Rebuild MBR
Data Destruction
Wipe Disk
Wipe Partition
Wipe Unallocated Space
Maintenance Features
Check File System
Check Bad Sector
Edit Disk Partition
Operation Logs
Special Features
(Automatic/Manual Mode)
Extend NTFS Partition without Rebooting
Enhanced Data Protection
Extend Partition WizardXXX
Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7
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