Is there any free Partition Magic software for 32 bit & 64 bit versions of Windows Server 2003 to extend system partition? The answer is YES. This article will guide you through the process of extending system partition in Windows Server 2003 with the server partition magic freeware - AOMEI Partition Assistant Lite Edition, which lets you resize hard drive partition in Windows 2003 Server free of charge and extend system partition without losing data.
Why extend system partition in Windows 2003?
The Windows Server 2003 machines are more and more frequently used in all sizes of company because they are important to guarantee the security and secrecy. When a Windows Server 2003 system partition (usually the C drive) is running out of space, the server will run slowly because of limited space for use. One solution is to reinstall Windows Server 2003 and start from scratch, but no one would like to do this tedious job. The most time-saving and easy way is to use free Partition Magic Server 2003 software to extend system partition.
Windows disk management can not help to expand system partition
Basic Disk Management functions under Windows Server 2003 including: Create, delete, format partitions. Assign drive letters and mark active partition. View the property of all the disk partitions. Conversion between dynamic disk and basic disk. Set up simple, spanned, striped, mirrored, and software RAID-5 volumes. So, don’t put hope on the disk management, you can do nothing with it in expanding system partition. There should be another way.
Free extend system partition in Windows Server 2003 without data loss
As FREE Partition Magic alternative for Server 2003, AOMEI Partition Assistant Lite Edition brings the most popular hard disk partition management functions which can meet the needs of most Windows Server 2003 users. It contains the features of create, move, resize, split, copy, delete, format, wipe partition, etc. (view more) Support Windows Server 2003, 2008, 2012, and SBS 2003, 2008, 2011. The interface is very simple and intuitive, making it breeze to use. You can free download AOMEI Partition Assistant Lite and follow the guide to extend system partition in Windows Server 2003 by taking free space from other partition.
Step1: Install and launch AOMEI Partition Assistant Lite Edition. Then, right click on D partition and select "Resize Partition".
In the pop-up window, drag the right slider bar leftwards to shrink D partition.
Step2: Click "OK" and you can find an unallocated space has been generated from D partition. Then, right click on D partition and select "Move Partition". In the pop-up window, drag the slider bar to the right side.
Step3: Click "OK" and you can find the unallocated space locates behind C drive. Then, right click on C partition and select "Resize Partition".
In the pop-up window, drag the slider bar till the right side. Then, click OK to continue.
Step4: Now you can preview system partition of Windows Server 2003 has been extended. To save the changes, click "Apply" on the toolbar.
Note: When moving partition, the size of unallocated space must be equal or larger than the partition you want to move. To remove size restriction, you can choose AOMEI Partition Assistant Server Edition which has more comprehensive features.
AOMEI Partition Assistant Lite Edition performs needed hard disk partition maintenance and maximizes server performance for Windows Server 2000, 2003, 2008, Windows Small Business Server 2003, 2008, 2011 and Windows Home Server 2011. Above all things, it is free. Now free download and have a try.