While installing Server 2003, many users didn’t divide a partition to hold the system, thus the C drive is covering the whole disk space. As a result, it is difficult to manage the data in partition C. in this case, it is necessary to split C drive Server 2003 to allocate some free space to create new partitions so as to separate system files and personal files.
Do you know how to reduce partition size Server 2003? If not, please read on.
Normally, to cope with easy disk/partition issues, Disk Management is the first choice. Unluckily for Windows Server 2003, Disk Management is not that helpful because it lacks the function of resize partition.
Note: Extend Volume and Shrink Volume are two new features added in Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 and the successors.
At this time, you need to ask help from professional partition magic. Here I recommend using MiniTool Partition Wizard to help you.
MiniTool Partition Wizard is made up of five editions: Free, Professional, Server, Enterprise, and Technique. To deal with Server 2003 partition issues, the Server Edition is most suitable. Next, I will show you how to split partition Server 2003.
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Step 1. Run MiniTool Partition Wizard Server, in the main interface you can see all your disks are listed in the middle pane. Now select the C drive to choose “Split Partition” from the action panel or “Split” from the right-click menu.
Step 2. In the pop-up window, drag the arrow to decide the partition size before you click OK. And finally, click “Apply” to save your change.
Tip: as you are changing the C drive, Partition Wizard requires a reboot to guarantee your data safety.
In fact, there is another feature that can help reduce partition size Server 2003, and it is “Move/Resize Partition”. To use this feature, you need to:
Launch this Server partition magic, then select partition C to choose “Move/Resize Partition”. In the pop-up window, drag the arrow to the negative direction and click “OK”. Finally hit the “Apply” button. After that, you will get some unallocated space to create new partition.
In this post, I tells how to split C drive Server 2003 by using two features of MiniTool Partition Wizard Server, i.e. Split Partition and Move/Resize Partition. Hope you can benefit from this Server partition magic. And if you are hesitating on whether you need its help, you can download the demo edition to have an experience.