Resize partition on Windows 2003 server urgent!!!!

Discussion in 'Windows Server' started by Jason, Mar 19, 2007.

  1. Jason

    Jason Guest

    I have a Windows 2003 server with dynamic disks.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
     
    Jason, Mar 19, 2007
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    NeilH Guest

    Yes, use Google and you will find the answer (Hint - FAQ)
     
    NeilH, Mar 19, 2007
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    Herb Martin Guest

    Be careful when buying such items as many of them will NOT work on a
    "Server" class machine, or have a (much) more expensive version for
    Servers.

    Partition Magic is one such but I am not offering either a recommendation
    OR a criticism.
     
    Herb Martin, Mar 19, 2007
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  4. having researched this there are NO resize products that work with dynamic
    partitions. You can plan on a backup, wipe to basic, reinstall, restore.
    Gives you the perfect opportunity to size correctly. Foresight instead of
    hindsight.
     
    Joshua Bolton, Mar 19, 2007
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  5. I agree with Joshua's opinion. However, before you embark
    on a full backup/rebuild exercise, you could try this unsupported
    no-risk option:
    1. Using a partition table editor such as ptedit.exe, revert
    the system partition to "basic". This operation is safe
    because it is completely reversible. If you have used any
    features that are specific to dynamic disks then these
    features will no longer be available.
    2. Boot the machine with a Bart PE boot CD.
    3. Use xcopy.exe with the appropriate switches to copy the
    system partition to a formatted active partition on a spare
    disk. Make this partition sufficiently large!
    4. Disconnect the old disk, then boot the machine with the
    spare disk. If it works, great! If it does not work, perform
    the reverse of Step 1.

    If you don't have a Bart PE boot CD then it's time to make
    one. In the meantime you can perform Step 3 while both
    disks are installed as slave disks in some WinXP PC.
     
    Pegasus \(MVP\), Mar 19, 2007
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  6. Spam
     
    Pegasus [MVP], Jun 17, 2010
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  7. Le lundi 19 mars 2007 18:17:25 UTC+8, Jason a écrit :
    Hello, in this case i will suggest u to use the server partition manager, it's a freeware but very powerful, you can read the introduction of this software http://www.disk-partition.com/download-server.html before downloadingit.
     
    aomeitechnology, Aug 8, 2012
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    jiongs546647 Guest

    Hi, I want to update the information that currenctly AOMEI Partition Assistant has developed a Lite edition< www.extend-partition.com/partition-assistant-lite.html >, which could work on windows server for free. It could let you move the partition which "disk management" not allows, so it is more flexible to use this software.
     
    jiongs546647, Aug 9, 2012
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