Unable to shrink C: drive SBS 2008

Posted on 2011-03-06
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
I am unable to shrink the C: volume on a SBS 2008 server.  The Shrink button is grayed out.  The volume doesn't have any shadow copies or page files on it.  Any thoughts?
Question by:thyneman
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Rob Williams earned 500 total points
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How big is the C:/System partition? You cannot make it less than 60GB
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by:Rob Williams
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Upon reading, sometime it seems it is grayed out. If so you can use DiskPart (native to SBS 2008) as per:

However MAKE SURE you have a good, full, BACKUP before proceeding. Resizing system partitions has been known to go terribly wrong.

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It is 60 GB
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by:Rob Williams
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60GB is the default minimum for SBS 2008, so that would be why.
Thanks thyneman.

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