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Running Check Disk Windows 2003 Server

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Is there a way to run chkdsk on a Windows 2003 server with the /f and not have to reboot Windows.  Is there a utility or something like that out there?
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If you're going to run check disk on the system partition, you need to reboot, as there are many actively open files due to the OS running.

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I have 16 servers, Exchange, SQL, File, FTP, Web site all over the place.  Next week I am bringing in a new BDR system and the company providing the service has stated that I need to run Checkdisk and defrag on all the servers before the new unit comes in.  

The owner of the company is telling me not to take down the network.  I just wanted to make sure there was no other way.
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You will need exlusive access the disc, meaning no O/S or application interferance.
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OK, thank you.
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