Windows 2008 R2 Exchange Server extend partition

Client has a windows 2008 R2 server with a copy of exchange 2010 installed. The system partition is only 40GB and has a tiny 5GB left - I need to extend this partition - what is the best way (and safest way) to achieve this? Exchange is loaded on the data partition
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Curt PetriccaIT TechnicianCommented:
Is this a virtual server?
jad2009Author Commented:
Nope - a physical one
Kamal KhaleefaInformation Security SpecialistCommented:
For space issue first delete iis logs under
For extend it depend on server is it virtual or physical
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Curt PetriccaIT TechnicianCommented:
How many hard drives and how are they configured? Dynamic Disks or Basic?
Curt PetriccaIT TechnicianCommented:
Also, run Disk Cleanup to remove any old updates that are potentially hogging space.
Kamal KhaleefaInformation Security SpecialistCommented:
If there is empty slots on physical server add new hdd and while booting enter raid configuration and extend the raid
Kamal KhaleefaInformation Security SpecialistCommented:
If there is no free slots
You will need to install another server and make dag to move databases the broke it and remove current one
Curt PetriccaIT TechnicianCommented:

You are assuming a lot about the OP's configuration. Let's find out exactly how he is setup and give a accurate reconfiguration.
Brian BEE Topic Advisor, Independant Technology ProfessionalCommented:
Exactly, Curt.

jad2009, you said Exchange was installed on a different drive, which is a good start... Cleaning up the drive space as suggested is a good idea no matter what. Other than that, try a disk space tool like Treesize Free to see where your space is being used.
Kamal KhaleefaInformation Security SpecialistCommented:
First im mcse messaging certified my dears
Second her space reserved by iis logs
2008 not permit extend drive as 2012 servers
So only two ways left
Extend raid or install second node ,create dag,copy databases, decommission first server

Curt PetriccaIT TechnicianCommented:

Nobody has questioned your certifications. All we asked for was a accurate description and some patience.

Since you want to flame us Mr. MCSE see the below technet on extending partitions in Server 2008.

Please keep calm as nobody is attacking you.
David Johnson, CD, MVPOwnerCommented:
Disk partitions  If your partitions are like the image and not on separate disks then you have to resize the data partition unfortunately this removes space at the end of the disk so you will need a 3rd party partition tool to move this resized partition to the end so there is contiguous space after the OS partition you can then resize the OS partition.  There will be some downtime while you are moving the data partition to get the required contiguous space

gparted can be used to do the move or all operations in one fell swoop.
noxchoGlobal Support CoordinatorCommented:
jad2009, can you please take a screen shot of your Windows Disk Management and post it here?
To get to Disk Management right click on My Computer - Manage - Disk Management.
There you will see the drive and partitions. Having this information we will give you clear answers.
jad2009Author Commented:
Many thanks for your comments - have convinced the client that this 7 year old exchange server with a 25GB OS partition needs to be decommissioned. The money spent on trying to get it working was better spent on a hosted exchange solution. Common sense finally prevails

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