Resizing a Windows Server 2003 partition

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Windows Server 2003
Windows Server 2003 Enterprise Hard Drive Setup: 74.50 GB (System = 9.93 Domain Controller/Data Drive = 64.54 it has the Windows Directory which contains the SysVol Directory and NTDS) 372.61 GB (Student Data Drive) Will it be possible to use some extra space of the Data Drive and add it to the end of the system partition without damaging the system and data partition? Thanks
ASKED: September 3, 2008  5:23 AM
UPDATED: August 16, 2013  2:35 AM

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Resize partition on Windows 2003 diskpart command line

Diskpart.exe is built-in command line in Windows 2003 Server, steps:

1. Press “Windows” and “R” key, type “cmd”, in the pop-up window, type “diskpart” and press “Enter” to continue.

2. Type “list volume” to display the existing volumes on the disks.

3. Type “select volume X”. X is the number of the data partition that you want to extend.

4. Type “extend size=XXX”.

Diskpart resize partition

Limitations of diskpart to resize partition on Windows 2003 Server:

Only DATA partition is possible to extend, if you extend system or boot partition, you will receive “Diskpart failed to extend the volume. Please make sure the volume is valid for extending”.

The partition you would like to resize must be fomatted as NTFS file system.

There must be free Unallocated space behind the system partition if you want to extend it.

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