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Downside with moving pagefile to different drive

I've been tasked with managing an old Windows 2003 server which will be decommissioned later this year. I just need to keep the server up and running long enough. The space on the server is running ...
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2answers
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Installer will not create a partition labeled D:\

I'm creating a new Windows Server 2003 server through VMWamre (VMWare 8, using VCentre 5.1). I have connected to an ISO that is on a local disc, and I've got the the setup step where I can create ...
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windows 2003 extend dynamic system boot volume without losing data

Ok, I know there are many topics on this but I just need clear cut answer. Simply, how do I extend C:\ up to end of unallocated space WITHOUT DATA LOSS? I've done my research and MS KB says you ...
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Extending System Partition Windows 2003 Server

I'm currently trying to find a method to extend the system partition for Windows 2003 Server. I've been trying to use GParted, however I keep running into the issue below. Is there something that ...
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2answers
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Partitioning is taking a long time. How to I get to my data in the meantime?

On Windows Server 2003, we started a job to shrink a an overly large partition. This shrinking is already taking 9 hours (no errors thrown), but now it is in the middle of our peak traffic time in the ...
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1answer
147 views

Tool to Shrink/Expand Windows Server 2003 Partitions In RAID Array

I have an old Windows Server 2003 box that I manage that is used for file storage. It is a physical server (HP AiO Storage Server), not virtualized. The boot partition on it is only 20gb in size, ...
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166 views

Quickbooks Server - insane fragmentation and disk space concerns

So I recently came into a position to manage the server for our small, 12 person, company. The previous sysadmin here had absolutely no clue what he was doing, and has left the following situation. I ...
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3answers
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Resizing a System Partition Windows Server 2003 VM (Getting GParted Error)

I am getting an error while trying to resize System Partition for Windows 2003 Server (this is a VM on a Hyper-v Windows Server 2008) using GParted Live CD ISO. Followed this tutorial: ...
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166 views

Resizing a parition on a virtual disk in Window Server 2003

The virtual disk in question is 400 GB, with an 80 GB C partition and a 320 GB D partition. If the virtual disk is resized to 500 GB, is it possible to extend the C partition into the new space?
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Cannot resize an ntfs (Windows Server 2k3r2) boot partition booting from gparted

I am trying to use gparted to make my ntfs system/boot partition larger. I expanded the disk in ESX, providing an extra 60 GB or so of free space. I confirmed that this free space is available in ...
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2answers
298 views

C drive shows as RAW, but Windows booted, cannot access C

I have a server running Windows 2003, it has a hardware RAID controller (4 disks in RAID5, health all OK) The server will boot into standard mode or safe mode (from the array) but once windows is ...
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2answers
593 views

DCDIAG CrossRefValidation test fails because of the dnsRoot value of ForestDnsZones

A while ago I promoted our DNS server (running 2003) from being a member server to a domain controller so I could enable AD integrated DNS. Often, I am seeing error 9906 (Event ID 4512) pop up in the ...
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Cloning & resizing Server 2003 partitions with gparted, some questions

Ok, so the situation I have is this. I've got a couple of Dell PowerEdge 2950's that are running out of drive space on the boot volume, they have a perc 5/i hardware Raid Controller. I've bought 4 ...
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523 views

Windows Server 2003 - move C: partition to a new SAS disk

A server I am working on has two 73GB SAS disks (configured as RAID 1). There are two partitions on the 73GB drive and the C: partition is only 15GB or so. This drive is near 100% capacity and I've ...
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How do I replace hard drives in a Dell PowerEdge 1950

My Dell PowerEdge 1950 has 2x 3.5inch 146Gb SAS attached to a PERC 5/I Raid controller card in a raid1 configuration. I want to replace these with 2x 2TB SATA drives which the Dell documentation ...
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4answers
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Increase Server 2003 Primary NTFS Partition (C:\) size?

I have a Dell PowerEdge 2900 machine with OS Server 2003 (x64) that is part of central domain. All the partitions on this machine are of type NTFS. I am currently running out of free space on C:\ and ...
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1answer
516 views

Re-partition Hyper-V Server Virtual Hard Drive (VHD) with Windows Server 2003 installed

can anyone recommend a re-partitioning tool to resize the primary partition of a VHD that I’ve just expanded by a couple of GB which has windows server 2003 32bit standard installed. I'm using Windows ...
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howto install dual boot: Windows server 2003, 2008?

Have dedicated partition for each OS. But W2K8 creates a "system partition" which gets overwritten during subsequent windows 2003 install. how to plan the install, so that both can co-exist?
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MediaShield RAID 5 is showing up as 760GB when the actual size is 2.7TB

I just finished setting up Windows 2003 Server on my new server, and I started setting up a RAID 5 for it. I have 4x1TB Hard Drives. From MediaSheild RAID Utility (at boot time) the RAID size is ...
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5answers
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Windows Server 2003 System Partition too Small

I have a server from dell that came pre-configured with windows server 2003 on a 12gb system partition. After 2 years of running the system partition is almost out of space (I assume from all the ...
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Free partition manager for Windows 2003 server?

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 ...
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How to change the drive letter once windows is installed?

I have a machine with Windows Storage Server 2003 x64 on it. For whatever reason Dell shipped it with a 12GB OS partition and the person who set this up when we got it left it like that and it's since ...
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Windows 2003 Dynamic Disk error

I was trying to ghost a partition on a Windows 2003 server, using Ghost 2003. Unfortunately things went horribly wrong, and now I can't boot back into my system. As you can see, Ghost creates a wee ...
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Resizing Partitions/Volumes on Dynamic Disks (Windows Server 2003)

What is the best way to resize partitions on a server with a Dynamic Disk? I have 4 volumes in what appears to be 2 partitions. I have ghosted each of these volumes to separate image files. I will ...
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What should I use to Partition a Windows 2003 server?

I'm trying to partition a Windows 2003 server, and I was wondering what my options are to partition the drive. Currently the 1.9 TB is dedicated to the C:/. We're using an IBM server with a 8 drive ...
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How to create dynamic volume in stripe configuration, aligned to 1024?

I am trying to create a software stripe setup with two physical disks (underneath they are 128K stripe, RAID5 for each). I've read that one can use diskpart, but I am unable to come up with a command ...
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How can I increase the size of a Windows 2003 NTFS partition?

I have a very important server running Windows Server 2003 and my System partition is becoming too small, it's slowing down the machine. I have already tried all the cleaning stuff and transferring ...