When Server 2003 C Drive running out of space, it’s a bit troublesome to enlarge this volume and solve the low disk space alert problem without partition managing software, since Server 2003 Disk Management doesn’t capable of extending volume like it in Server 2008 and later Server system.
Diskpart, the command line tool, is the only utility for Server 2003 system extending volume, but as for the boot partition extending, to successfully make it happen, the followings conditions are required:
If there’s no continuous unallocated space to C Drive, delete the drive after it (D Drive, for most of the cases) and use the following diskpart commands to extend:
select disk 0
select volume 1
That’s to extend 10G to C Drive, if you don’t have the listed three environments on the Server, you may run this error when using diskpart to extend C Drive
The volume you have selected may not be extended. Please select another volume and try again
So, when the file system is FAT (even if there’s unallocated space after C Drive), extending this volume will fail too.
Partition Expert Server Edition is the all-in-one partition managing software for all Windows Server system from Windows Server 2003, with which we don’t have to delete partitions and make space unallocated to extend C Drive, either do we need to convert FAT to NTFS to successfully run diskpart. The graphically designed software manages disk partition in a modern way.
Besides, the program is portable, we can run it directly without install it on Server, after download this tool, do the followings to Extend C Drive when both Disk Management and diskpart disappointed you: