Unable to extend c drive on server 2003? Extend volume greyed out in Disk Management server 2003? Here is a safe resize tool to extend your disk partitions in server.
Dealing with extensive server systems and maintaining them is a really hard task to perform and when you are unable to extend partition windows server 2003, that becomes even more exhausting. One may need to extend the disk partition C server for various reasons:
Apart from these reasons, one should be able to extend the partition for Windows server as they please, yet many users face this particular error that “Unable to extend partition Windows server 2003”.
Here are some quick overview why extend volume is not enabled for c drive.
Partition Resizer* is provided by IM-Magic Inc who developed this program with pc versions and server versions.
Windows has provided the users with various disk management platforms to better equip the use of SERVER based technologies concerning Hard drives, volumes or other tools. But there seems to be a loophole which does not allow the users to extend c drive servers or any other for that reason.
Here are various possibilities that can arise:
Here are some changes that you may make to enable the extend volume option in Disk Management server 2003 machine.
Disk Management can only extend a volume, even the c drive (NTFS) when there was adjacent unallocated space at its right side. Deleting a volume next to the target drive can help extend volume in Disk Management.
Here are the steps:
Note: If you do not want to delete partition/volume, 3rd party resize software Partition Resizer Server can help expand volumes without losing data.
Converting fat32 or fat file system on your drive c or target drive may help extend volume in disk management since it cannot extend volume when the drive is FAT/fat32.
convert f: /fs:ntfs (f is the drive letter of the volume that you want to get it changed to ntfs)
Note: Partition Resizer can help change a drive from FAT/FAT32 to NTFS without losing data.
IM-Magic Partition Resizer allows the users to merge, extend, shrink, create or format any drive or volumes without any hassle. You can find this incredible tool very useful in various aspects. It is compatible with almost all the operating systems of the Windows as well as with the SERVER systems including 2003, 2008, 2012, 2016 and many more, and IM-Magic Partition Resize freeware edition is for PCs, including Windows 11/10/8/7/XP/Vista.
You won’t have to worry about any kind of administrative privilege and likewise scenarios. All you have to do is to download and install the program on your system, choose the disk which you want to extend and click “Yes” after that Voila! Your C drive has been extended without any problem. For better understanding let us have a brief view of the following key points.
Sometimes, Disk Management and Diskpart may fail to extend volume in Windows server 2003.
This is because there is no unallocated space on your hard drive. You can shrink one partition which is adjacent to the partition you want to extend, then you can spare some unallocated space and extend the volume.
While you need to know, this process may cause you data loss problem, if you have needed data on the partition, you’d better to choose another solution. Well, how to extend partition when diskpart fails to extend volume on server 2003? You can try IM-Magic Partition Resizer.