How to Extend Boot Partition in Server 2012?


Boot partition

    After the release of Windows Server 2012 Test Version, many people have jumped into the trend. Although its code name is Server 8, the name of the official version has been changed into Server 2012, which will be released later this year. It has some new or improved features in the aspects of virtualization, network, storage, use experience, script compiling, etc. Server 2012 has four editions.

About server 2012

    The subject of extending volumes due to lack of space or other reasons is still a hot topic for IT Professionals who work with Windows Servers. Windows Server 2012 is now available, which it the current release of Windows server. It is the server version of Windows 8 and the successor to Windows server 2008 R2. Windows Server 2012 redefines the server category, bringing many new features spanning virtualization, networking, storage, user experience, cloud computing, automation, and more. Despite these advantages, server 2012 boot partition can still be running out of space.

Extend boot partition with reliable software

    This article is going to introduce how to extend boot partition in server 2012. If you want to use its built-in disk management tool to extend it, you need to confirm there is an unallocated space contiguous behind the boot volume. If not, third party partition software is a must. Partition Assistant is a professional and reliable partition manager software manufactured by AOMEI Technology Co., Limited. It is specially designed for hard disk optimization, which is widely used for PC and Windows Servers.

Step 1: Launch Partition Assistant server and right-click E and select "Resize" from the menu.

Resize E



Step 2: In the pop-up window, drag the left slider bar rightwards to shrink it. Then there will be some unallocated space behind C drive.

Shrink E



Step 3: Right-click C and select "Resize" option.

Resize C



Step 4: In the pop-up window, drag the right slider bar rightwards to extend C drive into the unallocated space.

Expand C



Step 5: Click "Apply" on the toolbar to proceed.

Apply



    If the lack of space problem on boot volume is annoying you, this software will be your best choice.