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I shrinked (using disk management in server 2008) the d: and extracted space of about 6 GB. This extracted space got allocated immediately after d:

Is there a way to extend my c: partition and add this space allocated after the d:. The extend option in this case is not enabled

P.S. I know Partition magic can do the job. But unfortunately it does not run on server 2008

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While I haven't tried it on a Server 2008 box (yet), I've had good success with gparted for resizing and shuffling partitions. Might be worth a shot?

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isn't if for linux? –  Quintin Par Sep 10 '09 at 16:33
    
No. You run it from a boot-disk that happens to be linux based. But you run any other partition resizer/manager from a boot-disk as well. It recognizes all common partition types regardless of OS –  Chris_K Sep 10 '09 at 17:10
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I would definitely recommend doing this from a boot disk, as you don't want to move possibly in use files on D to move it to the end of the disk. –  Joshua Nurczyk Jan 7 '10 at 14:22

Have you considered Paragon Partition Manager? It has a trial version available, if you want. From what I saw on the site, it has a personal and a server edition, and support for Windows 7 (so I suspect Windows Server 2008 as well).

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The partition you wish to expand and the empty space, into which you wish to expand, have to be contiguous. Currently your D: partition is between them and it needs to be moved. I couldn't find a way to do that when I was running '08. You could try one of these partition management products that support Windows Server 2008:

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I believe you can only extend volumes.

Basic disks contain partitions. Dynamic disks contain volumes.

Can you convert c: and d: to both be dynamic disks? If so, you should be able to extend a volume on one to use extra space on the other one.

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