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Increase Disk Space in C Drive under Windows Server 2003/2008/2000

How to increase disk space in C drive on Windows Server Operating System? Maybe it is a hard nut to crack, but necessary. To solve this problem, you need a good partition manager. Searching online, excellent partition software is not hard to find. Such as Norton Partition Magic and Partition Magic Server alternative - Partition Assistant Server Edition, any one of them is the latest famous partition manager.

How to increase disk space on Server OS

To increase disk space in one partition with partition software, there are two methods. First, merge two partitions into one partition. Second, shrink one partition to get some unallocated space and then add the unallocated space to another partition. No matter which method you choose whichever software above could complete the duty. However, you should pay attention to Norton Partition Magic, although it is released by a famous producer, there is no Server edition. Although Partition Assistant Server Edition is not as well-known as Partition Magic, it is more powerful than it. Here, we will introduce how to increase disk space in Windows Server 2008 R2 with the second method.

Note: In such case, we suppose a small drive C with a larger data partition (drive D). Our aim is to increase C drive space with the unallocated space which is shrunk from drive D.

Add free space without deleting partition

Partition Magic is considered as the earliest partition software and generally accepted, unfortunately, it can't work on Windows Server 2008/2003/2000. By contrast, Partition Assistant Server Edition is more perfect.

Note: we imitate the "Established case" above, a saturated system partition (drive C) with a larger data partition (drive D).

Windows 2008 Disk Management

Step1: Launch Partition Assistant Server. Right click D partition and select "Resize".

Resize Partition D

Step2: In the pop-up window, drag the left slider to the right and then click "OK".

Shrink Partition D

Step3: After step2, there will be some unallocated space behind C drive. Select C drive on the main interface and drag the right slider rightwards to increase disk space in C drive.

Increase C drive Space

Step4: Click "Apply" to save "Pending Operations" into the physics disk.

Click Apply

Why choose Partition Magic Software to increase system partition size?

Before searching third-party partition software, many Server users have tested Disk Management which is the built-in partition tool in Windows. However, when they try to increase disk space on C drive; they can't find any option to achieve it on Windows Server 2000/2003. Because there is no "resize" feature at all. By contrast, Windows Server 2008 has a little improvement in Disk Management. "Extend Volume" has been added and this function seems to make "increase disk space" possible. Unfortunately, there are so many limitations in Disk Management. You may always find that the "Extend Volume" is grayed out when you want to increase C drive space.

Extend Volume Greyed Out

Therefore, so many Servers administrators are searching for third-party partition software to instead of Disk Management. Now you needn't to waste too much time to search, you could free download partition magic demo version.

Tips: For Enterprise users, Unlimited Edition provides unlimited usage within one company to save money, namely, you can install it on multiple machines in your company to maximize business productivity whilst minimizing the total cost of management.

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