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I want to extend my C drive. Server 2008 .

I have a server.  It has Windows Server 2008.  The C drive is about to run out of space.
 From Disk Management I see

Disk 0  
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272GB
Online

I shrank the D drive (also on Disk 0) so now there is 58GB of free space on disk 0.  I can shrink the C but not extend it.  Why not?

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Follow the suggestions here and your C: drive will be plenty big


http://www.lwcomputing.com/tips/static/bootdrivesize.asp
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no thanks.  We have been having this issue for a while and have already exhausted the deleting files route.

There's alot more than just deleting files....There are alot of files that you can just move...Pagefile, WSUS content and database, etc. 40 gig is more than enough space for your boot drive in any environment.
shard26 have you run a tool like http://windirstat.info/ to see what is eating your space (be sure to run it as admin)?

As this is server 2008 you could have an issue with the winsxs folder which can grow very large and cannot be safely deleted.

http://www.ghacks.net/2010/07/24/the-winsxs-folder-explained/
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ok, let me be more specific.  I want to solve this issue by taking advantage of the unused space\partition on the disk.  I do not want to solve this issue by deleting or moving files on the C drive.

there is no WSUS on this server.

and "40 gig is more than enough space for your boot drive in any environment." is a pretty bold statement don't you think?





I agree with dstewartir. 40 gig is plenty for the C, even with the stored updates. Things like, moving the wsus database to D: will help and all your 'backed up' installers. One thing you many try is removing all but the most recent restore point (and shadow copies) through your disk cleanup tool>More options should free up quite the little bit of space. I know, it's a feature but keeping all the checkpoints is a waste of space. There are many apps you can install to the D, such as BackupExec, SEPM, WSUS, etc that work fine on another drive.  A few of our servers here, run on 10 gig C drives. Not our Windows 2008, that is on a 40.
"40 gig is more than enough space for your boot drive in any environment." is a pretty bold statement don't you think?


Yeah, It's a very confident statement