Friday, June 20, 2014

Extend Server 2003 Primary Partition

Windows Server 2003 built-in Diskpart commonly only allows you to extend data volume which is NTFS file system. If you want to extend primary partition or system partition by running Diskpart command, Windows will pop up message like "The volume you have selected may not be extended. Please select another volume and try again" or "Diskpart failed to extend the volume. Please make sure the volume is valid for extending". If you receive such kind of or message when trying to extend primary partition on Windows Server 2003, it means that you need to look for another way to get primary partition extended.

Primary Partition Manager Download
Since Windows Server 2003 built-in Diskpart command cannot extend a primary partition, you need to rely on third-party partition software to extend Server 2003 primary partition. Partition software Serveris professional and advanced partition manager, which is specially designed for Windows Server users. Therefore, you can totally rely on this partition manager to extend primary partition whether it is NTFS or FAT32 file system. This partition manager enables you to extend primary partition, system partition or data partition without data loss.

Steps to Extend Server 2003 Primary Partition
Step1. Download, install and run partition software Server. Right click a partition that has large free disk space and choose "Resize/Move" option.
Step2. You can move the arrows when mouse shows double arrows symbol to shrink the selected partition. Then, you can create some unallocated space.
Step3. You need to move the unallocated space close to primary partition. Then, you can right click the primary partition and choose "Resize/Move" option.
Step4. Move the arrows to extend primary partition and click "Apply" button.

Primary Partition Runs Low Disk Space on Windows 2003
"The primary partition on my Windows Server 2003 is running on low disk space. Windows system asks me to delete some files to free disk space, but all files on primary partition cannot be deleted. So I want to look for a solution to extend the primary partition. I have found some partition software online, but they ask me to backup data first because the partition resizing might cause data loss. I don’t know how to backup data from primary partition. Can anybody recommend a partition tool that can help me extend Windows Server 2003 primary partition without losing any data?"

Similar FAQs on Server 2003 Primary Partition Low Disk Space
How can I extend primary partition on Windows Server 2003 without rebooting?
Is it possible to extend primary partition without reinstalling Server 2003?
How to increase size of Server 2003 primary partition?
Can I extend system partition on Windows Server 2003?
How to fix low disk space on Windows Server 2003 boot partition?

Windows Server 2003 Extend Primary Partition
For all questions mentioned above, you can rely on partition software Server. This partition software allows you to extend primary partition without touching data on the hard disk. In addition, you can extend primary partition without reinstalling system or rebooting computer. When you receive low disk space on Windows Server 2003 primary partition, you just need to install partition software Server on your computer. You can get primary partition extended with a few mouse clicks and drags. Partition software Server is a quite easy-to-use partition manager for Windows Server users, so anybody who wants to perform hard drive resizing on Windows Server 2003 or other Windows Server operating system can handle this partition software simply. Partition software Server is also a safe and reliable partition manager, which doesn’t contain any spyware or virus.

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