Server 2003 Extend Primary Partition


This tutorial is about primary partition resizing on Windows Server 2003 with help of professional partition software IM-Magic Partition Resizer Server.

Andrew Wright

Apr 3, 2022

by Andrew Wright

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Server 2003 Partition Resizer Download

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

Extend Primary Partition in Server 2003

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If you want to extend a primary partition on which an operating system is installed, you may need to use professional partition resizer software. IM-Magic Partition Resizer Server is a partition management tool for all Server users including Windows Server 2003, SBS 2003 and other Server operating system. This partition magic software allows you to manage partitions in a safe and effective way, so you won’t lose any data or run into any trouble during the resizing. You can run IM-Magic Partition Resizer Server at any time when you find the primary partition or other logical partitions are lacking of free disk space.

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Steps to Extend Primary Partition on Server 2003

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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 space and select "Resize/Move" option.

Step 2:
Move the arrow to shrink the selected partition, and then the free space squeezed by shrinking the partition will be 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:
Move the unallocated volume close to the primary partition. Right click the primary partition and click "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:
Move the arrow to extend the primary partition and then click "Apply" button.

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Tips for You for Primary Partition Resizing

Following the steps above, you can extend the primary partition simply in a short time. Some useful tips which may give you more help are listed below:

  • IM-Magic Partition Resizer Server can extend the disk partition without touching data on the disk, so you don’t need to backup data before resizing.
  • Unallocated space is required in order to extend a primary partition. If there is unallocated space on your computer, you don’t need to produce free space by shrinking other partitions anymore. In another word, you can extend a primary partition once IM-Magic Partition Resizer Serveris launched if there is unallocated space on your computer.
  • You must move the unallocated space close to the primary partition when you want to extend it. You can move the unallocated volume on the right side of the primary partition or left side of the primary.

Why IM-Magic Partition Resizer Server?

Perhaps somebody would like to rely on Windows built-in tool like Diskpart command to extend a disk partition when it is lacking of free disk space. Absolutely, Diskpart command can work on extending a disk partition on Windows Server 2003. However, it has too many limitations; especially it cannot extend a primary partition. In such a situation, you will need third-party partition software like IM-Magic Partition Resizer Server, which is able to extend a primary partition effectively and efficiently.

Extend Primary Partition without Reinstalling or Reformatting

By using IM-Magic Partition Resizer Server, you can extend a primary partition without reinstalling system or reformatting the partition. It is time-saving and can reduce unnecessary or unexpected data during the reinstalling or reformatting. Therefore, IM-Magic Partition Resizer Server should be a good choice for all Windows Server users, especially who has no experience in reinstalling an operating system. It is also a good choice for those who don’t want to lose important files due to reformatting.

IM-Magic Partition Resizer Is Helpful for Following Users

1. I bought a 500GB Western Digital hard disk several years ago, which is installed on my Dell computer running a Server 2003 operating system. I only reallocated about 50GB to C drive when I repartitioned the hard disk on my computer. Now, there is only 100MB free space on the C drive and I often receive low disk space warning on this drive. I don’t like to reinstall system, but how can I resize the hard disk or extend the C drive on a Server 2003?
2. I have 60GB unallocated space on my SBS 2003 Server. Now I want to add the unallocated space to the system partition, but I have no idea what to do. The system partition has FAT32 file system. Can anybody give me a clue to help extend a system partition without data loss on SBS 2003? Thanks for any help!

About Primary Partition

Hard disk partition can be in three types which include primary partition, extended partition and logical partition. Primary partition is a partition type which can be created on a basic disk. A primary partition is usually the first partition used to install operating system, so a primary partition is also known as a system partition or C partition. If you need to install two operating systems on a computer, you can create two primary partitions on the computer. On a Windows computer, a hard disk can be divided into 4 primary partitions or 3 primary partitions and one extended partition.

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