We currently have the requirement to perform an in place upgrade for (2) Server 2003 Domain Controllers. There is not sufficient space on the C: partition to perform the in place upgrade. We want to extend the C: partitions using software such as the server partition tool from easesus (http://www.partition-tool.com/easeus-partition-manager-server/
I have used this software before on Domain Controllers and have not experienced any issues. I want to see if any knows of any issues that we might run across by extending the partition and then performing an in place upgrade. Personal experience? Is there software that is recommended over what is available from Easesus?
Microsoft's answer is pasted below but it seems to be a lot more work than simply using a partition software from a company like easeus. I am sure extending the partition will be fine I just want to make sure that there won't be any issues with the in place upgrade afterwards.
"If both C:\ and D:\ partitions are on same drive then it is possible to extend the C:\ drive to the desired size.
First take the backup of D:\ partition data and then delete D:\ partition
then use Diskpart utility of Windows 2000 which can be downloaded from:
Install the tool and then run it.
At the prompt type diskpart, press enter.
List volume, press enter.
Select volume volume_number of C:\ , press enter
Then the partition will be visible but the file system will not show the exact size, to extend the file system, use fsextend.exe. Syntax is: