WHS 2011 - resize system partition

Hi all,

I'd like to resize the system partition of Windows Home Server 2011.

Can I use some kind of disk utility like Paragon to achieve this? Is that the easiest and safest method?

Thanks in advance.
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As far as I know WHS usually comes bundled with hardware that is headless, no display and keyboard etc. So you can't install normal software directly on it, nor boot the server from DVD's or USB sticks etc. If there is a 3rd party app or add-in available you could try using that for resizing partitions, but I doubt anything like that is available.

Theoretically you could remove the disks from the server and attach them to a PC and then do the resizing, but as the disks are usually running as a RAID array, that can be difficult to accomplish, depending on whether a RAID controller is used or not.

So basically I doubt this can be done, at least not easily.
Go-BruinsAuthor Commented:

I purchased the software by itself. I've done several installs with no problem on standard non-raid machines.

But I've always had this question - with SBS 2011 Essentials as well. The built-in Disk Manager was never useful for this.
How did you purchase the software? Unless you are an OEM who sells the servers with it installed, it isn't available for purchase.

If you have installed it on regular PC or server hardware you should be able to use any partitioning tool to resize partitions. Just boot from the boot CD or USB stick of the tool and it should work. GParted should be able to recognize most RAID controllers and even software RAID, so if it sees the array as a single disk it would work fine:


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Go-BruinsAuthor Commented:
I picked up a few copies through Newegg.com as they were phasing out the software. I do believe it was the OEM version. Amazon.com was selling it at the time as well, I believe.

Actually, it looks like Amazon is still selling it.
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