there is often the need of extending disks on any server platforms. Unfortunatly it is not possible to do this in an easy way on windows 2003 using the the server/computer manager, when the disk is active and formated.
So, what to do instead?
Use a Windows 2008 or Windows 2008 R2 server. The computer manager there lets you connect to a Windows 2003 server remotly. Go to disk management and simply extend your disk.
You won't be asked for any issues, it just works :-)
Hope this will help you.
See you on the next post