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Increase tht Partion size

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Recently installed Windows 2003 Appliance Edition to a file server (Dell 745N).  Since this version uses a client to install software (no CD) to the server, it does not give you the option to choose the size of the partion during the install.  Does anyone know of a way to change the C:\ partion size after and installationon this Appliance Edition of Win 2003?  It give you about a 10GB size is all, but after updates it is filled completely.
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ryansotoCommented:
You should reduce the used on the partition instaed of making it bigger
http://www.lwcomputing.com/tips/static/bootdrivesize.asp

repartitioning is a huge risk and could corrupt the drive.  If you must then I would look at acronis partioning software
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brett_apfcAuthor Commented:
Currently, there is nothing on the server.  So, repartitioning isn't that big of a risk.

However, I think I'd probably be more interested in knowing if there is a way to adjust the size of the system partition during the initial install.  I think that would be the ideal way to go...
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Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
There is no reason to.  10 GB is more than enough for a plain server/file server.  You should not have that much in updates on the server.  The most I've ever seen in updates is 1-2 GB.  Windows itself should only take 3-6 GB.  If you haven't moved the pagefile, move it.  
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brett_apfcAuthor Commented:
But -- if we decided that we just wanted to have a really big system partition, and didn't want to have to worry about moving page files, is it possible to create a larger system partition during the install?


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ryansotoCommented:
When you install win2k3 yes you come up to a screen where it asks you to create partitions and you can size them anyway you want
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brett_apfcAuthor Commented:
Back to the original issue.

This is Windows Server 2003 Application Edition running on a Dell 745n.  To do the install on this computer you must use a 64mb usb drive with a boot image for this server.  The installation does not give you any options to modify the partition size (nor can you modify the RAID array).  I'm wondering if it is possible to change this?  Or, has Dell made this server a proprietary piece of equipment that does not allow for any modification of the install?

Thanks for the previous suggestions.  They may come in handy.
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brett_apfcAuthor Commented:
http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/stor-sys/spv745N/en/ts/PV745NTS.pdf

It might not be possible to change the partition size.
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ryansotoCommented:
Looks like not I would contact dell in this case to see what can be done
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SCarrisonCommented:
Use a free program like treesize that can run off a usb stick to determine what is using your C: drive up, 10Gb should be more than plenty for a file server

Use a tool like partition magic (server edition) to extend/resize the partition.
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