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Unable to shrink C: drive SBS 2008

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?
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thyneman
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Rob WilliamsCommented:
How big is the C:/System partition? You cannot make it less than 60GB
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Rob WilliamsCommented:
Upon reading, sometime it seems it is grayed out. If so you can use DiskPart (native to SBS 2008) as per:
http://www.mydigitallife.info/2007/09/26/using-diskpartexe-as-disk-management-alternative-in-windows-vista-2000-2003-and-xp/

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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thynemanAuthor Commented:
It is 60 GB
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Rob WilliamsCommented:
60GB is the default minimum for SBS 2008, so that would be why.
Thanks thyneman.
Cheers!
--Rob
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