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Best way to resize C: OS partition on Win Server 2011 Essentials (Based on Server 2008)

I have a new Win Server 2011 Essentials server setup with the C: (OS) drive of 60 GB and the rest of the 1 TB drive in a D: partition.

There was no option to choose a larger C: partition size at install and the D: drive is loaded and setup and shared with user files etc..

I can not use the built in Disk Admin tools to extend the C: as it is grayed out since even if I shrink the D: drive it puts the free space to the right of that which does not make it available for the C: partition.  

This is the same old issue in Server 2003 and now in Server 2011 Essentials (Based on Server 2008).

Is there any way to get more space to C: using the built in Server tools or do I have to use a 3rd party program?  

I do not want to spend a lot of money on a 3rd party tool but it is more important the C: resize is done with a very safe tool method as I do not want to have to start over if it goes wrong.

Any help is appreciated
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Thanks all good suggestions to correct the issue.