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Resizing OS Partition - W2K3

I need to resize the C:\ on a Windows2003 server without affecting the operating system.
The attached graphic shows the current status. DISK1 is actually a hardware controlled (PERC) mirror.
http://img66.imageshack.us/img66/2592/66631449pr3.jpg


I don't particularly fancy paying the ~$500 for Acronis Disk Director.
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Conchial
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dalton1976Commented:
I have a Raid 5 with windows 2003 server.  It's work for me
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dalton1976Commented:
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ConchialAuthor Commented:
Acronis disk director is more than $500 , i need a better option
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dalton1976Commented:
ok then you can ghost all your partitions (don't use disk)  on an extra disk  (ghost one partition at a time).  format you raid as you want, put back your ghosts!!!

Sorry for the previous posts about disk director, i did'nt read all you question!!

hope this helps
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dalton1976Commented:
i suggest to test you ghost before formating!!!
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ajbrittonCommented:
I believe this can be done by booting into the recovery console (or whatever it's called on the 2K3 CD these days) and using DISKPART.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/325590

http://searchwincomputing.techtarget.com/originalContent/0,289142,sid68_gci1126671,00.html



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Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
I'm almost certainly Diskpart will not resize the C: drive.  

Why not just manage the server properly by not putting any data on the C: drive - unless this is a Terminal Server, 12 GB is more than enough space for an OS install in probably 99 out of 100 cases or more.
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