Trouble expanding boot disk on Windows Server 2003

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I found on SearchWinComputing.com a case were you explain how to expand a boot disk on a Server 2003 installation. I am having the same troubles and would appreciate if you could give me a hand on how to solve this problem. A technician from COM-IT in Denmark, offered me the possibility to expand the boot disk on our terminal server which is running out of space because of the many user profiles. The result was catastrophic. The system was configured with a drive c: (boot) and a drive d: (data) on a raid 1 configuration. After the technician had given up the expansion, he left the system in the following conditions: Drive C: capacity is still the same as before, about 19,53 GB while the partition shows the full amount of the physical disk (136,69 GB). I tried with DISKPART but there is no way to expand C: drive and I have no more resources available. I wonder if you could help me with a solution that includes the possibility to keep the installation and the data of the server intact.

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Try this util from Dell. I was able to expand the C on a windows 2003 server with RAID 5 on it.

You will need some space available. It will not reduce the other partitions for you.

Make sure you have a backup of your server before you continue. Us at your own risk. blah blah blah

http://www.gigasize.com/get.php?d=kfgb73dghob

Try this:

The real-life answer is somewhat different, because it is possible to use the diskpart utility to perform this action.

What you can do is:

1. Create a NTFS boot disk
2. Add diskpart.exe to the disk
3. Add SCSI/Raid controller driver to the boot disk (if necessary)
4. Boot the server on the boot disk
5. Load the driver
6. Run diskpart
7.
Use the normal diskpart commands

As an alternative you can use the ERD Commander boot disk (now called “Microsoft Diagnostics and Recovery Toolset” The procedure will look like this:

8. Create ERD commander disk
9. Add diskpart.exe to a floppy disk (must be the Windows Server 2003 version)
10. Add SCSI/Raid controller driver to the boot disk (if necessary)
11. Boot the server on the boot disk
12. Press F6 to add additional driver during boot
13. Load the driver from the boot disk
14. Run diskpart from the floppy disk
15.
Use the normal diskpart commands

Heres a link to the Microsoft Diagnostics and Recovery Toolset evaluation version:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=5D600369-0554-4595-8AB4-C34B2860E087&displaylang=en

This has only been tested with ERD commander, but it should work with the new MS version as well-

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