Resize System Volume on Dynamic Disk for Windows Server 2003

August 2, 2019

In Windows Server 2003, the dynamic system volume can not be extended through snap-in Disk Management, but AOMEI Partition Assistant Server makes it easy to handle.

Dynamic disks provides more features and capabilities than basic disks, therefore they gain more popularity among computer users. However, problems also appeared with the popularization of dynamic disks.

FAQS about dynamic disk on Server 2003

  1. Windows Disk Management convert dynamic disk to basic disk option is grayed out.

  2. The system volume is running out of space for the neglect of arrangement.

  3. The fact is, only simple volume and spanned volume can be resized with Windows Disk Management, the system volume, striped volume, mirrored volume or RAID5 can not be readjusted by Disk Management

The problems above can be easily settled by Disk Management alternative: AOMEI Partition Assistant Server. Let’s see how to use this amazing software to extend dynamic system volume.

Resize system dynamic volume on Windows 2003

With this software, you can directly resize dynamic system volume on Windows Server 2003 and ensure data security.

Step 1: Launch AOMEI Partition Assistant Server Edition, click "Dynamic Disk" to enter the dynamic disk manager interface, all the information about the existing dynamic disk partition will be automatically analyzed and displayed out directly in the main interface.

Step 2: In order to extend system volume, we need to generate some unallocated space by shrinking F: volume. Right-click it and select “Shrink Volume”.


In the window that pops up, drag the slider leftwards to get unallocated space.

Step 3: Then, there will be some unallocated space behind F: volume, right-click it again and select “Move Slice”.

Step 4: In the pop-up dialog box, pull F: volume rightwards to set the unallocated space behind system volume.

Step 5: After click “OK” to back to main interface. Then, right-click C: volume and select “Resize/Move Volume”.

Step 6: In the pop-up window, drag the slider rightwards to extend C: volume.

Step 7: Finally, click “Commit” on the toolbar to take all the pending operations into effect

After resizing dynamic system volume on Windows Server 2003, it can be ensured that the low disk space on the Server 2003 is resolved successfully. In addition, the software can work on Windows 7/8/Vista/XP and Server 2000/2008/2011/2012.

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