troubleshooting Question

Extending the boot partition on win2k3 server

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Thomas Zucker-ScharffFlag for United States of America asked on
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I've researched this by looking at a bunch of questions and answers here at ee.  My problem is that either the answer doesn't work or the question is not quite the same.

My problem/question:

I have a windows 2003 R2 file server.  It is RAID 5, and the total disk space is 500 gb.  Unfortunately when it was first set up the root partition was set to 12gb (c drive) and the rest was set as a d: partition.  Now I have always installed any software on the d partition but the root partition is down to less than 2 gb free and when I recently attempted to install windows updates the free space went down to 0 bytes.  I had to roll back.  Now I want to use some of the free space on the d partition to extend the c partition.  I have powerquest partition magic 8 and booted that up to see what I could do.  PM8 said it couldn't extend the boot partition because there was no free space in the adjacent partition:

dell partition with 0 free
c partition with 0 free
partition that seems to be the size of all disks/partitions combined with 0 free
d partition with 400gb free of 500gb

I've never used PM8 on a server and I can't figure out how to do this.  Other answers have said to use this tool, but I don't see how.  Any help would be appreciated.
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