Extended partition space on the hard disk

Posted on 2009-12-22
Last Modified: 2012-05-08
After recently installing MOSS2007 on one of our Windows 2003 server, we realised the C: drive partition was tiny, and the D and E partitions are actually much larger and the size we need. We only realised this when a 'low disk space' warning popped up. Do we have to do a new install in the D drive or can we extend the partition size of C: within Computer administraton?
Question by:r00ts
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    You will need to repartition.  I'd recommend Paragon Partition Manager Express, it's free and I've used it many times to change the size of a C: partition taking size from a D: partition.  I'd also recommend making a backup image of your hard drive, Paragon also has a Back Recovery tool that is also free.
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    Do you have data on the D: and/or E: partitions? If not, delete them and use diskpart.exe to extend your primary partition.
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    Yes you can expand it, but you will have to take it off line to do so.  Look up the utility called "Diskpart", and you should be good to go.

    There is no way to expand the OS drive of a system without shutting it down.

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