How to Resize System Partition on Dynamic Disk in Windows 2003?

July 12, 2018

To resize dynamic system partition on Windows Server 2003, AOMEI Dynamic Disk Manager Server Edition allows you to extend, shrink and move dynamic volume directly without losing data.

Common problems when using dynamic disk

Problem1: "I have a Windows 2003 Server with dynamic disk, C partition is also on dynamic disk and it’s running out of space. Is there any way or software to resize partition on dynamic disks? Any help will be great."

Problem2: "I have here a Windows 2003 Server running. This Server has two HDDS (RAID 1) as dynamic disks. The "great" admin set the size of C only to 10 gigs (D has over 100 gigs). After install some important stuff on C I have now only 400 MB free space. How I can resize the C drive? Is it any possibility to extend a dynamic disk?"

Way to resize dynamic system partition

In the past, to resize dynamic disk, you have to convert dynamic disk to basic disk first. It is risky and time-consuming. Nowadays, AOMEI Dynamic Disk Manager Server Edition allows you to resize/move, shrink and extend system dynamic volume, etc directly and safely. What's more, it is not only compatible with Windows Server 2000, 2003, 2008, 2011, 2012, but also Windows 7/8/Vista/XP.

Using Steps:

Note: To extend system volume, there must be adjacent unallocated space behind the system volume. If not, you can use AOMEI Dynamic Disk Manger to shrink other volume to generate an disk space.

Step1: Launch AOMEI Dynamic Disk Manager Server Edition. You will see the C: volume is 23.49GB and the D volume is 89.50GB. Also, there is not an unallocated space behind the C: volume. The software can shrink D volume and to extend C: volume.

Step2: Right-click the D volume and select "Resize/Move Volume".

Step3: In the pop-up window, position the mouse pointer on the left borderline and drag it rightwards, and click "OK".

Step4: After back to the main interface, the above task has been added to the pending operation list. You could click “View Pending Operations” on the toolbar to view. Moreover, the 6.50GB unallocated space has generated on the disk 1. Please right-click system C: partition and select "Resize/Move Volume".

Step5: In the pop-up window, position the mouse pointer on the right borderline and drag it rightwards. Then click "OK".

Step6: After clicking “OK” on the above snapshot, you could see the C: volume has been expanded to 30GB as follows:

Finally, do not forget to click the “Commit” button on the toolbar to take effect these pending operations.

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