Windows Server 2003 Expand Volume Size / Expand Hard Drive C on Server 2003


This article will introduce the method to expand hard drive disk partition on Windows Server 2003 when it is running out of disk space.

Andrew Wright

Jan 23, 2021

by Andrew Wright

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Windows Server 2003 Partition Resizer Download

Download IM-Magic Partition Resizer Server to extend disk partition when it runs on low disk space on Windows 2003, SBS 2003 or other Windows OS.

Extend System Partition on Server 2003/SBS/Server 2000 2008 2012

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System partition is running on low disk space on Server 2003? Cannot delete or move system programs from a system partition? IM-Magic Partition Resizer Server is highly recommended for Windows Server 2003, SBS 2003 and other Server users to extend system partition in a simple and efficient way. This software could help you redistribute disk space without touching any file on the disk. It is 100% risk-free for any Windows Server users to extend, shrink and move disk partition.

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How to Extend System Partition with IM-Magic Partition Resizer Server

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How to redistribute disk space in Windows Server

Step 1:
Download, install and run IM-Magic Partition Resizer Server on your computer. Right click a partition that has enough free disk space and go to " Resize/Move " option.

Step 2:
You may shrink the selected partition when you see the double arrows to the left or right,and click "OK" button, then you will see the free disk space shown as an unallocated volume.

Steps to resize your disk partition
Steps to resize your disk partition

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Shrink other large partition to produce free space for C drive

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Step 3:
If the unallocated volume is not near to the system partition, you need to move it close to the system partition. Then right click the system partition and go to " Resize/Move" option.

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Right click c drive to get started with extending c

Steps to resize your disk partition
Steps to resize your disk partition

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Step 4:
Extend system partition by moving the arrow rightward when mouse shows the double arrows. And finally click "Apply" button.

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Windows Server 2003 Runs Low Disk Space

Many Windows Server 2003 users know little about Server 2003 OS. When they install a Windows OS, they may only care about its convenience and performance. So they may feel quite puzzled and helpless when meeting any problem on Server 2003. Disk partition runs on low disk space is one of the main problem that can occur on Windows Server 2003, so you may find a lot of posts on forums about low disk space problem on Windows Server 2003. For instance:

"How to extend a system partition on Windows Server 2003"
"How to expand Server 2003 hard drive when it is running out of space"

Dumb Idea for Low Disk Space Warning on Partition

Not everybody is computer expert, so every computer user may have different solutions when they receive low disk space warning on Server 2003. Some users may don’t consider low disk space warning as a problem because they believe it can be solved simply delete some files from the disk. However, this solution may cause important data loss. And on the other hand, system data cannot be deleted or moved sometimes. In addition, some users would just ignore the warning, which may cause computer to run slower and slower or even cause system crash. Therefore, both of the solutions above are dumb idea.

A Better Solution for Extending Disk Partition with Diskpart Command

It is not an easy task to solve low disk space problem on Server 2003, but some Server users can still find a solution for this kind of problem. For example, many Server users would like to use "Shrink/Extend Volume" function built in Windows disk management. However unfortunately, there is no such function on Server 2003. So some users recommend another Windows built-in utility Diskpart command. Indeed, Diskpart command has the feature of resizing disk partition, but it is not useful all the time. If you want to use Diskpart command to resize disk partition, you need to know:

1. Diskpart command won't work for server OS boot volume. Diskpart command is a little complex to perform when resizing other non system os partition.
2. Diskpart command is only available for data partition resizing. If you want to extend a system partition or partition that system data is stored, Diskpart command cannot help.
3. Diskpart command only supports to resize disk partition in NTFS file system.
4. An unallocated volume is required right close to the partition you want to resize.

Therefore, Diskpart command is just a way to help with data volume resizing, but it still have many limitations. It is still not the best solution for low disk space problem on Server 2003.

The Best Way to Expand Server 2003 Partition

The best way to solve low disk space problem is to extend the disk partition without touching even a single file on the disk, so IM-Magic Partition Resizer Server is the best choice to extend both system partition and data volume effectively and efficiently without any data loss. It can resize disk partition in NTFS and FAT file system. Without modifying the original data or reinstalling OS, you are able to resize a disk partition by several mouse clicks. There is no need for rebooting your computer, IM-Magic Partition Resizer Server enables you to resize partition in a few seconds.

Why IS Your Computer Running More and More Slowly

Do you find that you need more and more time to start your computer? Do you find that your computer runs more and more slowly ? The reasons for slow down of a computer are various, but if you receive low disk space warning on your system volume, it is necessary to extend the system volume as soon as possible. When a system volume is full enough that no data can be stored inside, it may slow down your computer and cause a series of problems.

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