To many Server administrators, it is not an easy taks to change partition size to optimize disk space usage or maintain the Server to improve its performance, so they need to find a partition manager for Windows 2003 Server. The problem is, which partition manager is better, so in the article, I'll introduce several Windows 2003 partition manager. Of course, different people have their own choice.
Windows 2003 partition manager list
Partition Magic Server is an ALL-IN-ONE Server disk management tool for Windows Server 2000, 2003, 2008 and Small Business Server 2003, 2008, 2011 (32 and 64 bit).
It allows users to resize partition, extend partition, split/shrink, merge partitions without reinstalling, losing data or rebooting.
Aomei Partition Assistant is easy to use yet comprehensive partition manager software and disk management tool for Windows-based systems. It provides a set of integrated features to address your diverse needs with a high degree of data protection.
Acronis Disk Director 11 Advanced Server is a disk management product for performing advanced disk layout operations. It inherits all the functionality of the previous version and adds exciting new capabilities like Dynamic Disk and GPT disk support, spanning a volume across multiple disks and much more.
What does Windows 2003 partition manager do
Generally speaking, you need a partition manager to optimize disk space usage of your Windows 2003 server. The typical example is that the system C drive is full or running out of space, so you need to merge or resize your Server partition to fast solve this problem.
With the basic and advanced partition manager features, you can maximize your Server's performance, for example create, format, delete, wipe, copy, set Active, hide/unhide partition, etc.
Some Windows 2003 partition manager, such as Partition Magic Server and Partition Assistant Server provides copy (clone) feature, so you can easily copy the old small hard disk to a larger, backup, replace when disk failure or migrate without reinstalling Windows.
How to select the right Windows 2003 partition manager
As I said above, different people have different choice, but generally speaking, you should consider the factors,
The partition managers listed above are easy to use, just select, drag, click with few steps.
As all Windows Server partition managers are commercial, you'd better download the demo version and check wether it provides the features you need and if it is easy to use. If the partition manager can do the same thing, why not select the cheaper one?
Windows 2003 partition manager resources
- How to resize Windows 2003 partition without data loss?
- How to extend partition on Windows 2003?
- How to merge partitions in Windows 2003?
- How to copy Windows 2003 hard disk?
- How to resize RAID 1 partition on Windows Server?