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I'm looking for a free partition manager running under Windows 2003 server. On Windows XP, I use Easeus Partition Master, but it's non-free for Windows 2003 server. I don't want to use a live CD.

Any suggestions and feedbacks ?

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GParted is about as good as it gets when it comes to free partition management, but of course, it does require to boot from a Live CD. What's wrong with it? i mean you only need it once in a while anyway. – Molly27371 Feb 21 '10 at 21:49
Yes, I usually use GParted on GNU/Linux, and Easeus on Windows. I'm just curious about a native tool for 2003 ;) – nicoulaj Feb 21 '10 at 22:24
Are you looking for destructive or non-destructive partition management? This will dictate the tools you can and cannot use. – John Gardeniers Feb 21 '10 at 23:44
I'm looking for non-destructive partition management, such as resizing NTFS partitions without losing data. – nicoulaj Feb 22 '10 at 7:26
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Start > Run > diskmgmt.msc

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Unfortunately 2003 is quite sucky when it comes to disk partitioning. Programs like GParted can do it with ease.

Stick with GParted and things won't usually go wrong if you need to shrink or expand ntfs partitions.

If you only need to create new ones diskmgmt.msc is the way to go :)

Windows 2008 brings the great ability to partition on the fly :D

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