Partition Magic 8.0 and Win2k

my client asks me how to install PM8.0 onto his Win2k server ?
When he tried installing PM8.0 on Win2k, the setup was stopped half-way, with an error msg saying Win2k is not compatible.
Any idea what is his problem ?
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Nirmal SharmaSolution ArchitectCommented:
You can install Partition Magic only on Pro verison of Windows 2000 and not server.

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Wayne BarronAuthor, Web DeveloperCommented:
Sell your client if he/she wants to partition the drives, they should
Reinstall the Server, and then Partition from there.
Depending on how big there server consist of, it should not take them long.
If it is a DC, then they need to do the necerary backups and go from there.

Using Partition Magic, is a night mare within itself.

Good Luck
Leandro IaconoSenior Premier Field EngineerCommented:
Aparently Acronis Partitioning Software would do a better job.

Ever since Symantec took over Partition magic, the app isn't like it used to be before ... its a shame ...

Anyways .. a link to Acronis Disk Director Suite 9.0:

"Acronis Disk Director Suite 9.0 brings together the most popular disk management functions in a single suite:

Partition manager: Resize, copy, and move partitions without losing your data;

Boot manager: Create dual boot and multiboot environments;

Disk editor: Edit hard disk manually;

Partition recovery: Recover lost or deleted partition.

Supported operating systems:
Windows 98 / Me / NT (including Server) / 2000 (including Server and Advanced Server) / XP / 2003 Server."
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Wayne BarronAuthor, Web DeveloperCommented:
UICE - Apparently Acronis Partitioning Software
Not knowing anything about this program, But knowing some about
Partition Magic.
Does the: Apparently Acronis Partitioning Software:
Through system files all over the drives like "Partition Magic" does?

That is the biggest reason why I always recommend to backup the systems
And reinstall the OP, then to have a person to use such software as
Partition Magic to Partition their drives. Due to the fact that I have
Gone out on to many cases with customers that have used PM to
Do the Partitions, and it has been a mess.
Though I have not gone out on any within the last couple of years.
Then again, most of my customers contact me before they do anything
To their system's just to make sure that it is going to be a smooth
Install and not an aggravation.

But anyway, what ever information that "You" or others can provide on
The :"Apparently Acronis Partitioning Software"
Will assist me if I ever get a call out on someone that uses it.
I prefer to hear from a User-Customer then to read what the Vendor
Has to say about their own Projects.

Take Care
You need the Pro version of Partition Magic to install with a Windows Server.
Same with the non Pro DOS version : it will not run if it recognizes a Windows Server on a NTFS partition.
Leandro IaconoSenior Premier Field EngineerCommented:
Longbow .. thats interesting. I thought and have heard that PM just can't run with windows server OS.

Carrzkiss, I definetly know what you mean. And to be honest with you that is a good way to go. I really didn't want to comment on what you had already stated.

My real intentions were to mention Acornis partitioning software, as someone else in EE pointed it out to me. A similar issue someone else had came up and I recomended using PM. He happened to have a server OS installed, and so they recommended using acronis.

As for my personal experience with acronis, they are a serious thrid party software manafectuer .. and they take what they do very seriously.I have used their software in the past, and although I prefer PM (or prefered becuase I really don't like symantec at all), I would definietly recommened giving Acronis a try.

However, as you stated, it is best to image the drive, give it a proper partitioning, and then restore the image. It probably doesn;t even take much more time, although it invloves some more steps ... becuase I imagine our friend here was going to backup his whole drive anyways before doing something like this right... ??? lol

Anyways, I really like PM 7.0 - its kinda old, but I think it runs smooth and really good. I really don;t like PM 8 which is symantec ... its just not me. I don;t like symantec at all ..

anyways, acroniss ...... give it a try. download the demo, see if you like it ... thats all Ihave to say about it....

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