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Partition Magic is a computer program for partition management from Power Quest corporation, which was acquired by Symantec in 2003. The program runs on Microsoft Windows Operating Systems or from a bootable CD-ROM. Partition Magic is compatible with Windows NT, 98, ME, 2000, and XP desktop editions. The server edition of Partition Magic - Server Magic works well under Windows Server 2000.
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.
Carrying on compatibility and other features from Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, on one hand, it is the follow-up to Windows Server 2000. On the other hand, compared with Windows 2000 Server, it has none of the server components, which can reduce the attack surface of new machines. Thanks to more excellent compatibility with Windows NT 4.0 domain-based networking, the compatibility modes on Windows Server 2003 allow older applications to run more steadily. In the past, it was considered difficult, or, to some extent, impossible to incorporate and upgrade a Windows NT 4.0 domain to Windows 2000, especially when dealing with Active Directory. Fortunately, Windows Server 2003 succeeded in realizing the transition from Windows NT 4.0 to Windows Server 2003 and Windows XP Professional with enhanced Active Directory compatibility and better deployment support.
The security and stability are undoubtedly the most significant aspects for server computers since a server computer usually stores the most important classified and daily-used files. However, even a slight error on server computer might directly lead to exposure of the whole network to the outside. Based on the copy wizard built in EaseUS Partition Master Server Edition, it is highly recommended with its excellent advantages while partitioning Windows Server 2003 as the "Partition Magic Server Software". The reason is that it is able to extend ntfs system partition without reboot to maximize the server performance and minimize the downtime of the server.
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, repair RAID-5 volume, 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.
Why choose EaseUS Partition Master? 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|
|extend system partition (basic disk)|
|extend non-system partition (basic disk)|
|shrink partition (basic disk)|
|extend system volume (dynamic disk)|
|extend simple volume/spanned volume|
|extend mirrored volume/striped volume/RAID-5 volume|
|copy dynamic volume, copy disk/partition|
|create, delete, format, change drive letter, set active, label partition|
|Hide, check partitions|
|delete all partitions|
|convert primary partition to logical|
|convert logical partition to primary|
|Create WinPE bootable disk|
|Support hardware RAID|
|Support software RAID|
|Support GPT disk|
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.
With its absolutely user-friendly interface, the functions of this magic partition software for partitioning Windows Server 2003 are easy to get access to, no matter whether you've got experience in using Partition Magic or not. Moreover, any operations you do on it will be listed in the "Pending Operations" column, making sure no changes take place on your partitions before you click "Apply". And what you operated on this software before is just a simulator for you to see how the changes will affect your partitions. So if you are not sure about your operation, just close this partition software and nothing will be changed. Are you still looking for the perfect magic partition software for servers, particularly to partition Windows Server 2003? EaseUS Partition Master Server Edition is your choice. Below is the interface of this excellent magic partition software for server.
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.