SBS 2003 partitioning resizing question

Discussion in 'Windows Server Systems' started by Heeter, Feb 10, 2008.

  1. Heeter

    Heeter Overclocked Like A Mother

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    Hey all,

    I have this DC (SBS2003), a dell poweredge 1600SC.

    Anyways, it has 2x36gig mirror raided and partitioned in C:15gigs and D:20gigs.

    The C: is full. I would to remove D: partition and extent C: to occupy the whole 36 gig HD's

    Can I perform this from the Disk Manager? If not what can I use, maybe Gparted?


    Thanks,

    Heeter
     
  2. Dark Atheist

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    what FS is it ?
     
  3. Heeter

    Heeter Overclocked Like A Mother

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    The C:/ is NTFS.

    I deleted the D: partition, now it is just free space.


    Thanks,

    Heeter
     
  4. kcnychief

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    Not sure Windows has this ability although I could be wrong - may have to use something like Parition Magic or the like.
     
  5. Heeter

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    Can I use GParted?

    Heeter
     
  6. Dark Atheist

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    if it can handle ntfs you should be able to - i was going to suggest partition magic aswell :)
     
  7. Heeter

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    So the Disk Management can't perform this, that I must use PartitionMagic?

    Why Not GParted?

    Okay Thanks,

    Heeter
     
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  9. Heeter

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    UPDATE:

    Hey All,

    PartitionMagic doesn't work on Windows2003Server. Won't install on NT/2000Server/2003Server.

    What a waste of money that was.......................

    Gotta find something else, hopefully freeware now.


    Heeter
     
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  11. Heeter

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    Thanks will try that trail version now.


    Heeter
     
  12. kcnychief

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    Might be worth contacting Symantec and seeing if you can get a refund, but doubt they will go for it since it's not listed in the system requirements/compatability.

    Sorry :(
     
  13. Dark Atheist

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    say you bought it from a shop and the sales person said you could use it on server - shift the blame :p
     
  14. Heeter

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    The boss from this office I work at did the $70 download.

    Heeter
     
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    ah that's ok then :p
     
  16. Sarawu

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    Partition Magic doesn't support Windows server and some other advanced windows system, such as 2003, Vista, etc because it stoped upgrade for a long time.:mad:

    I am afraid that Gparted cann't help you either.

    I came across the same problem and solve with this tutorial by google :Resize(Extend/shrink) SBS Server 2003 without reboot and data loss:yowch:
     
  17. magic ghost

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    If the partition has been deleted, you need not any software to expand the partition, run cmd > diskpart.
    In fact, you need not to delete partition D, as you can resize this partition and expand the OS. partition magic alternative resize partition guide
     
  18. jackman

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    I hear that many tools can resize partition, such as partition magic, GParted, disk director, easeus partition master….. As I know, partition magic doesn't support Windows Server 2003. I would like to use easeus partition master, it is simple and easy to resize SBS 2003 partition. Thanks easeus.
     
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  19. jimy

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    I have used easeus partition master, so good..... If you have other good software, please introduce them to me. Thanks jackman.:)
     
  20. Giglesmi

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