Shrink data partition using diskpart

Posted on 2011-01-26
Last Modified: 2012-05-10
I'm trying to shrink the a data partition to free up some space on a Windows 2003 Server.  I've been trying to use diskpart.exe shrink command.  I first select the d volume and the I ran shrink with the desired and minimum amounts.   It did not worked.  I then typed help and it listed all of the available options and Shrink was not one of them.  Is there something I need to download to get the shrink functionality or am I missing a step?  
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schwabdale earned 100 total points
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Simple. Just download parted magic. Here's the link to the download

Download the .iso file and use a ISO burner to burn it to cd. Boot from the CD, and use the partition
tool on the CD to modify your partitions. I have done this many times, it works very well.
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2) earned 300 total points
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or download and use Free Gparted Live CDROM

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andyalder earned 100 total points
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Shrink was introduced in 2008, not available for 2003. You'll have to use one of those offline utilities above (or bootit NG or any of a dozen others).

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