Resize System Partition on Dynamic Disk for Windows Server 2008

November 29, 2019

Previously, dynamic system volume can not be resized directly through Disk Management. Now, with the help of AOMEI Partition Assistant Server, you can do the job safely and conveniently.


Brief introduction of dynamic disk

Dynamic disk which was introduced as another disk type offered more advantages such as larger capacity support and fault-tolerant ability totally different from basic disk is already applied in many operating systems for a long time. Except the Windows operating system home editions and Windows 9x/Me, DOS, the other Windows operating systems can support dynamic disk.

Analyze Windows Server 2008 dynamic disk problem

"Is it possible to resize system partition on dynamic disk in Windows Server 2003? For example, import it to Windows Server 2008, then resize it and import back in Windows Server 2003?"

This is the typically thread posted, Obviously, the asker knows a fact that Windows 2008 Disk Management was given the resize function but Windows 2003 was not. Some people suggest convert dynamic disk to basic disk and then by using other partitioning utilities, to extend system partition. Now, with the help of AOMEI Partition Assistant Server Edition we can accomplish the task easily.

Tutorial of extending dynamic system volume Windows Server 2008

Step 1: Launch AOMEI Partition Assistant Server and click "Dynamic Disk" in the box of your dynamic disk partition. In the new window, right-click E: volume and select “Shrink Volume” since there must be contiguous unallocated space behind the system volume, in order to extend it.


Step 2: In the pop-up window, drag the slider leftwards to generate unallocated space.


Step 3: Back to the main interface, right-click E: volume and select “Move Slice


Step 4: In the dialog box that pops up, pull E: volume rightwards to move the unallocated space behind system volume.


Step 5: After the fourth step, the unallocated space will be moved behind system volume, right-click the system C: volume and select “Resize/Move Volume”.


Step 6: In the pop-up window, drag the slider rightwards to extend C: volume.


Step 7: Finally, do remember to click “Commit” on the toolbar to take all the operations into effect


With single steps, AOMEI Partition Assistant Server helps you extend dynamic system volume. It provides you with high efficiency and ensures your data secure and also supports to run on Windows 7/8/Vista/XP and Server 2003/2000/2011/2012/2016/2019. Why not give it a try?

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