Drive on my SBS Server is too small. The RAID Array is about 40 GB while the C drive is only 9 GB. The C partition
is running low space now, which prevents me from installing service packs, extra
software, etc. How can I extend
the partition without data loss?
From the situation above, it is necessary for user to extend the SBS
Server 2003 partition to optimize the system performance. On the other hand,
guaranteeing the security of data is of great importance. In this case, to answer
this question, let me talk about Windows SBS 2003 firstly and then present you an
easy and safe method to extend SBS Server 2003 partition.
A brief introduction of Windows SBS 2003
SBS (Windows Small Business Server) is an integrated server suite from
Microsoft. It is designed for running network infrastructure of small and medium
enterprises. As for Windows SBS Server 2003, it is designed specifically for smaller
network. Compared with the previous SBS, SBS 2003 is endowed with simplicity and
more ease-to-use features.
Of course, it includes everything that a small business
needs to get connected to the Internet. Like previous SBS, it can establish email;
share files and printers; send and receive faxes, etc. This time, it is polished
with new features suggested by users, such as backup and restores tools and other
functionalities related to security. All in all, it is of high capability of
managing your computer.
Diskpart command in Windows SBS Server 2003
Since Windows SBS 2003 is widely used among small and medium
enterprises, how do those IT administrators solve the problem of partitioning
Windows SBS 2003? Do they use the built-in Disk Management in Windows OS? That’s a
common way indeed. Some basic operations like create/ delete/format partition,
setting active partition, etc are allowed. But, once you want to extend SBS 2003
system partition, it is not capable enough.
For Diskpart command, it can help solve the problem of extending the SBS
2003 partition. However, when it comes to extend SBS 2003 system partition, it is
impossible. What’s more, only when there is continuous unallocated space behind the
partition which you want to extend, can you execute the operation of extending
So, there is no doubt that professional
server partition software with more advanced function is needed. In order to
meet your needs, it should resize the server partition without any limitation.
Besides, performing other operations in Windows SBS Server 2003 should also be
Server partition manager software to extend SBS 2003 Server partition without data loss
According to users’ feedback, using Partition Assistant Server Edition
can be a better choice. It is easy to operate with high safety on the one hand and
contains more powerful functionalities to serve Windows SBS 2003 on the other hand,
especially for extending SBS 2003 server partition.
Partition Assistant Server Edition enables you to perform basic and
advanced operations without data loss on your servers. Such as, resize/copy
partitions, copy disk and create/delete/ format/ convert partitions, hide/ unhide
partitions as well as set active partition, etc. More important, you can preview the
operations before applying to hard disk.
You must be eager to know how to extend SBS 2003 Server partition with
this program on earth. Just turning to resize/merge partition function, or resort to
Extend Partition Wizard. That’s to say, you can choose to extend system drive via
resize/extend feature or by merging two adjacent partitions into a larger one.
As for specific steps on how to extend SBS 2003 Server partition,
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For small and medium enterprises,Partition Assistant Server Edition is really a good choice to manage your
Windows OS. You can free download the Partition
Assistant Server demo version to have a try.