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Can I use Partition Magic Server on Windows Server 2000/2003/2008?

About Partition Magic and Server Magic

Partition Magic is considered to be the most popular partition software. But it isn't compatible with latest Operating Systems: Windows Server 2003, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008 and Windows 7. Since being acquired by Symantec, Server Magic has not been upgraded. So Server Magic is not able to extend, resize Server partition under Windows Server 2003/2008. Due to changing consumer usage trends and Symantec's desire to offer the highest quality and most innovative solutions for the latest operating systems, Symantec has discontinued Norton Partition Magic 8.0.

By the way, some Partition Magic Server Alternative software is the good choice to partition your server and maximize its performance. EaseUS Partition Master Server Edition - magic server partition software works like Partition magic for server which is compatible with Windows Server 2000/2003/2008. Through careful test on my Windows Server 2003, I believe it is the partition magic server software for partitioning Windows Server 2003/2008/2000.

Partition Windows Server 2003

As a partition magic server alternative software, EaseUS Partition Master Server Edition allows you to resize/move partition, copy partition, copy disk, copy dynamic volume, merge partitions, resize dynamic disk, create partition, convert FAT to NTFS and format partition on Windows Server 2003 quickly and easily. And the most attractive feature is that data on your disks can be completely untouched during the process of partitioning Windows Server 2003.

The following is the comparison of EaseUS Partition Master, Diskpart command and Disk Management built-in Windows Server 2003.

Features EaseUS Partition Master Diskpart command Windows 2003 Disk Management
merge partition Support Not support Not support
move partition Support Not support Not support
extend system partition (basic disk) Support Not support Not support
extend non-system partition (basic disk) Support Support Not support
shrink partition (basic disk) Support Not support Not support
extend system volume (dynamic disk) Support Not support Not support
extend simple volume/spanned volume Support Support Support
extend mirrored volume/striped volume/RAID-5 volume Support Not support Not support
copy dynamic volume, copy disk/partition Support Not support Not support
create, delete, format, change drive letter, set active, label partition Support Support Support
partition recovery Support Not support Not support
Hide, check partitions Support Not support Not support
delete all partitions Support Not support Not support
convert primary partition to logical Support Not support Not support
convert logical partition to primary Support Not support Not support
partition scheme Support Not support Not support
Create WinPE bootable disk Support Not support Not support
Support hardware RAID Support Support Support
Support software RAID Support Support Support
Support GPT disk Support Support Support

Tips: From the above table, we know Diskpart command can resize Windows Server 2003 partition, but it can only extend non-system partition, what's more there is some unallocated space behind the partition which you want to extend. Otherwise, third-party partition magic server alternative software is needed.

Partition Windows Server 2003 with EaseUS Partition Master

EaseUS Server partition software is your choice. Below is the interface of this excellent magic partition software for server.

The "Resize/Move partition" function makes it ture and easy to resize system and data partitions without any data loss. If you are sufferring low disk space problem or want to reorganize disk space, EaseUS Partition Master Server is the most suitable choice to do partition management job on Windows Server 2003/2008/2012.

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You may download the trial of EaseUS Partition Master Server Edition to resize Windows Server 2003 partition and see how it works magically to partition for servers.

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