Small Business Server 2003 is an OS pack suitable for small businesses. Although it is very easy to handle, the operation can also become complex if you are not aware of what you are doing now. Thus, be careful when you are using Small Business Server 2003. One of the notable thing is that you should take care of the hard drives that are responsible for data storage. Besides, it is inevitable that one day you need to resize SBS 2003. At that time, a server partition manager is urgently needed. And today we are talking about a small business server 2003 partition manager.
We all know that if a hard drive has been used for a long time, more and more data will be saved on the drive. Thus, the disk division will become unreasonable finally. For example, partition D may become too small while partition E is too empty. What if transferring some free space to partition D? This is really a good thinking. However, without professional disk/partition management software, you can’t achieve this aim, unless you delete these two partition and recreate.
This is because without a server partition software, you will have to use Disk Management to do this work. However, when you shrink partition E, the unallocated space/free space that is released is following the source partition, i.e. it is not following the target partition D. Microsoft rules that a partition can only be extended by adding the unallocated space/free space that is continuously following the target partition. Due to this limitation, small business server 2003 partition manager is necessary.
MiniTool Partition Wizard Server is an excellent partition magic based on all Windows OS. Besides, it supports both 32 bits and 64 bits MBR and GUID operating systems. Furthermore, this partition magic is able to create partition, delete partition, format partition, resize partition, merge partition, wipe partition, copy partition, etc. Then let’s see how it works on resizing SBS 2003 partition.
Step 1: Launch MiniTool Partition Wizard Server.
Step 2: Click the desired partition and select “Extend Partition” at the toolbar.
Step 3: Drop down the selection box and choose a partition to take some free space. Then slide the button to determine how much free space you want. Note that unallocated space is also available for selection, regardless of whether it is following the target partition. Then click “OK“.
Step 4: Now you can see the E drive is increased from 25 GB to 31.7 GB. And drive H is decreased as it is the partition to take free space from. Finally, click “Apply” to execute the pending operations. Thus resize SBS 2003 partition is successfully processed.
Small and easy-to-use, MiniTool Partition Wizard Server Edition can easily resize SBS 2003 partition and help to do other tasks. Indeed it is a Small Business Server 2003 partition manager. However, this software is paid version, so please download the Demo Edition to have a try before you pay a penny for it.