How do I increase the size of a boot partition on a Win2K3 Server?

I have a server that has the OS installed on an unusually small partition.  How do I increase the size of the OS partition?  Can I do this without disturbing the data on the partition?

Gary GordonSolution IntegratorAsked:
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PUNKYConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Use BootIt and see how-to in the link below:  
kdtreshConnect With a Mentor Commented:
The only solution I'm looking at is using an imaging software like BackupExec System Recovery. You can image the drive, store the image, wipe the drive, create a new partition with the correct size, and restore the image to the new partition. Unfortunately, it's not really a fail-safe solution, but I haven't found any reliable means to repartition an NTFS drive with 2003 server installed.

I'll be watching to see if anybody has a less-destructive alternative.
YASAR_SAIDConnect With a Mentor Commented:

You can use the Symantec Partition Magic tool to expand the boot partition by using the free  space available on your hard drive.

It is the easiest way to do it, as far as i know.

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