Disk Management to Resize Windows 2008 Partition

The problem of “resize partition” is still a frequently discussed topic in some forums and blogs. By reading these replies, you can find out that sometimes, the Windows 2008 built-in Disk Management may do some help in resolving this problem. Compared to Windows Server 2003, the snap-in Disk Management does have some improvements. For instance, the Diskpart Command in Windows 2003 just supports extending the data volume, but in Windows Server 2008, it can extend the system/boot volume.

AOMEI Assistant Server Edition to Resize Windows 2008 Partition

However, there are some limitations in some cases. The built-in Disk management can only extend system volume when there is an unallocated space just behind the system drive. If not, the “Extend Volume” option will be grayed out. In this case, there are only two ways to solve this problem.

a)         Delete the adjacent drive of system volume to get a contiguous unallocated space.

b)        Employ a third party tool, AOMEI Partition Assistant, which can deal with this problem whether there is an unallocated space or not.

As for the first solution, there is a defect. If the adjacent drive has many important files, you have to back up the data first, which will cost you a lot of time. Therefore, the only, also the best way is to employ a third party tool to accomplish this task. Then, it will be the detailed process to resize Windows 2008 partition. The image below is the main board of this multifunctional tool.

AOMEI Server Edition

With this multifunctional tool, there are several approaches in achieving the goal, such as, combining “Resize” and “Move/Merge”, “Allocate Free Space” option, or “Extend Partition Wizard”. Apart from theses features in resolving “Extend Volume”, there are variety of other functions as well, such as, “Copy”, “Split”, “Recover”, etc. Therefore, just download the software and resize Windows 2008 partition to solve low disk space immediately.


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