Windows Server 2003 2008 2012 Diskpart Extend


This tutorial is going to introduce partition software to extend disk partition on Windows Server when Diskpart command cannot extend partition.

Andrew Wright

July 17, 2014

by Andrew Wright

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Download IM-Magic Partition Resizer Server to extend disk volume on Windows Server OS when Diskpart failed to extend volume.

Partition Software for Windows Server

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Disk partition runs out of space on Windows Server can be a headache. Before you reformat the partition or change a new larger hard drive, you can take a try with professional partition software. IM-Magic Partition Resizer Server is professional partition software for Windows Servers, which can extend disk partition, shrink disk partition and move disk partition. Therefore, when disk partition runs on low disk space on Windows Server, you can rely on this partition software to resize volume. This partition software is able to resize NTFS and FAT disk partition without data loss.

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Step-by-step Guide to Extend Disk Partition

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How to redistribute disk space in Windows Server 2003

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

Step 2:
Move the arrows to shrink the selected partition. Then, you can produce some free space which will be shown as unallocated volume.

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Shrink other large partition to produce free space for C drive

free space after shrinking other large server partition

Step 3:
You need to move the unallocated space close to the partition you want to extend. Then, you need to right click the partition you want to extend and choose "Resize/Move" option.

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Right click c drive to get started with extending c

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Step 4:
Move the arrows to extend the partition and then click "Apply" button.


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Diskpart Extend Partition Windows Server

On Windows Server, you can extend disk partition with help of Diskpart command. Diskpart command is a little difficult for somebody, especially those who are not familiar with computer knowledge. Therefore, if you are not a computer specialist, you had better be careful when you want to run Diskpart command to extend disk partition on Windows Server. Well, without relying on Diskpart command, is there any other way to extend disk partition on Windows Server? The answer is yes. You can rely on partition software, which is more convenient and easier to handle.

Partition Software Download When Diskpart Cannot Extend Partition

Diskpart command may fail to extend disk partition sometimes. In this case, professional partition software is a good choice to get the disk partition extended. IM-Magic Partition Resizer Server can extend disk volume only with a few mouse clicks and drags. If you use IM-Magic Partition Resizer Server, you are able to extend system partition without rebooting computer and increase size of partition without reformatting the hard disk. This partition software works for all Windows Servers including Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2012, SBS 2003, SBS 2008, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows Server 2012 R2, etc.

More Advantages of Partition Software

1. IM-Magic Partition Resize Server is safe to use
IM-Magic Partition Resizer Server is risk-free, so it is safe to use. Besides, this partition software enables you to resize disk partition on Windows Server without rebooting computer or reinstalling system.

2. IM-Magic Partition Resize Server Resizer Serer is easy to use
As professional partition software, IM-Magic Partition Resizer Server is a handy partition tool for almost every Windows Server users. It is quite easy to handle. Even if you don’t have any experience on partition resizing, you can rely on this partition software to extend disk partition effectively and easily.

Diskpart Extend NTFS Data Volume, FAT Partition & System Partition

Extend a NTFS partition
Diskpart command provides a way to extend disk partition without repartitioning the hard disk when partition is running out of disk space. Before extending disk partition, you should know that Diskpart command can only extend NTFS partition and data volume. If the partition you want to extend is FAT32 file system, you need to convert it to NTFS before you can perform partition resizing. If the partition you want to extend is system partition, you cannot get it expanded by using Diskpart command.

Extend FAT partition & system partition
For problem mentioned above, you still need to rely on third-party partition software when Diskpart command cannot extend an FAT partition or system partition because partition software doesn’t have such kind of limitations. You only need to install the partition software on your computer and follow the instructions to get the partition extended.

More Limitations by using Diskpart command
All above, Diskpart command has the disadvantage that it only supports to extend NTFS partition or data volume. Moreover, Diskpart command has another limitation that contiguous unallocated space is needed if you want to extend a partition.


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