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Free utility to re-distribute the partition space?

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We have an old physical Win 2003 server almost running out of space on C drive. There is plenty of space on D which is on the same HD as C. We want to re-distribute more space to C drive. Do you know if there is a utility for this purpose? free better.
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I've been using the free home version of Partition Wizard for many years:
http://www.partitionwizard.com/free-partition-manager.html

If you're with a company, you'll need to check the licensing terms to see if it's free. Also, you may find this article at their website helpful (it's possible that all you need is diskpart):
https://www.partitionwizard.com/resizepartition/windows-server-2003-increase-partition-size.html

Here are other free products, although I haven't used any, since I'm very happy with Partition Wizard. But I've been on many threads here at EE where others experts have recommended them highly:

EaseUS Partition Master Free
http://www.easeus.com/partition-manager/comparison/epm-free.html

GNOME Partition Editor (GParted)
http://gparted.org/

Paragon Partition Manager 14 Free Edition
http://www.paragon-software.com/home/pm-express/

Once again, the "free" aspect may vary by product (such as "for personal use only"), so you'll need to check the licensing terms. Also, you'll need to check which ones work with Windows Server 2003. Regards, Joe
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I would recommend MiniTool from Partition Wizard. The free version can resize system partition.
It is always better to create a backup of the whole disk, just in case.
https://www.partitionwizard.com/free-partition-manager.html

You can also post a question specific to your requirements for additional support at the bottom of this page.
https://www.partitionwizard.com/help/resize-partition.html
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> MiniTool from Partition Wizard

It's actually the other way around — Partition Wizard from MiniTool (Partition Wizard is the product and MiniTool Solution Ltd. is the company). Regards, Joe
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Oops Yes, Thank you for the correction Joe!
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Get rid of 2003 server. It is not supported anymore (Since more than an Year), unsupported OS's should never be used in any productive environment, you risk your company's data, and further damage, as an unpatched system opens up points of attack.

Besides that, most free partition tools won't work on servers OS's. Many of those mentioned above will only work on Desktop OS's. The only one mentioned above I'm sure will also work on an m$ server OS is GParted.

But again, get a new OS.
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Rearranging partitions, especially on a 2003 system can be problematic and require downtime.  Keep the server running and manage the space better.  Odds are, you haven't done everything you can to clean it up.  See my article on disk space in 2003 server:
http://www.lwcomputing.com/tips/static/bootdrivesize.asp
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