Server 2008 Disk Management resize dynamic volume
As we all know, there is a great improvement added in Windows Server 2008 Disk Management on disk management like extend and shrink. However, to manage dynamic disks there are some limitations:
Dynamic system volume can be extended unless there is continuous unallocated space behind it
Only simple and spanned volume can be resized
Move volume is not available
Best way to shrink dynamic volume for Windows 2008
The first program AOMEI Partition Assistant Server came into being and came with a function called Dynamic Disk Manager for managing dynamic disks directly without any limitation. It has many powerful features so that users can manage dynamic disks with ease. Below is how to shrink dynamic volume via AOMEI Partitition Assistant Server.
Step 1. Install and launch AOMEI Partition Assistant Server. Click "Dynamic Disk" to initiate the Dynamic Disk Manager tool.
Step 2. In the new window, right click the volume you plan to shrink and select "Shrink Volume".
Step 3. In the pop out new window, drag the right side leftwards or confirm the size by manual input and then click “OK”.
Note: About the unallocated space, we could create new dynamic volumes, merge to other dynamic volumes and so on. Please go on reading for the detailed tutorial on create dynamic volumes and extend dynamic system volume.
Step 4. Back to the main interface, the selected volume is reduced , and the unallocated space released. Then click “Commit” on the toolbar to confirm the changes.
After that, you will find the changes taken place and the volume shrunk successfully.
Tips: Choose the right version according to your requirements
AOMEI Partition Assistant Pro Edition is especially designed for business users to manage dynamic disk storage type environment for optimal performance in Windows 7/8/Vista/XP/2000 both 32 bit and 64 bit.
AOMEI Partition Assistant Server Edition provides award-winning Software RAID management solutions. Besides, it is also a dynamic disk/volume management software and disk converter in Windows 7/8/Vista/XP/2000 and Windows Server 2000/2003/2008/2011/2012.
For Enterprise users, AOMEI Partition Assistant Unlimited Edition allows unlimited usage within one company. It is a wise and cost-effective choice
For IT services providers, we recommend AOMEI Partition Assistant Technician Edition.
Get the differences through editions comparison.
What we recommend for your convenience before purchase?
So, if you are interested in our product, you will intend to purchase. However, considering your convenience, please take several minutes to make sure what you really want to do:
If you do not know what you disk type, please right click “My computer” → “ Manage” → “Disk Management” → check the disk type.
If you do not want to use dynamic disks any longer, you could choose AOMEI Dynamic Disk Converter to change dynamic disk to basic disk.