Overview of Windows Server 2008
Windows Server 2008 has been proved a refined, mature and stable operating system. Compared with its previous Server edition, it is the featured upgrade with numerous functional advantages. It is suitable for those businesses that require Servers designed for departmental or standard workloads such as shared file, general applications, directory services, network services, and terminal services.
All in all, the new functional and powerful improvements on Server 2008 are satisfied the requirements of organizations with the performance of availability and flexibility.
Disk Management in Windows Server 2008
Can it extend Server 2008 partition? Yes, it can. The built-in disk management can shrink and extend a partition. You can click "Computer" and "Manage". After that, choose the "Storage" and "Disk Management". Then, select F: to shrink and click C: to extend. In this case, you will find the expand option is grayed out. What's wrong?
From the operations above, you will find it fails to extend partition Server 2008. In order to make it work, a Server partition magic is needed. What's more, this software can also merge, resize, move partitions and all the data will be protected.
Server partition magic to extend partition Server 2008
AOMEI Partition Assistant Server Edition can manage both dynamic and basic disk better. It is the wonderful Server partition magic software to easily expand Server 2008 partitions. Here is an example to extend C drive by shrinking F: on Server 2008 with partition magic.
Step 1: Make use of the built-in disk management to shrink F drive. Then, the unallocated space is behind F:
Step 2: Download this partition software and open it. At this time, right click F: on the disk map, choose "Move Partition".
Step 3: Having done step 2, the unallocated space is directly behind C drive. Right click C: to choose "Resize Partition".
Step 4: Click "Apply" in the toolbar to execute these operations.
Tips: After you have done step 2, it is available to use disk management, but you must click "Apply" to make step 2 take effect.
As you can see, this server partition software is easy to use, and can easily extend Server 2008 partition. It also allows you to resize partition without loading system with the help of partition magic bootable USB disk or CD/DVD. It supports Server 2011/2008/2003/2000 and Windows 8/7/Vista/XP/2000 operating system, both 32bit and 64bit. Now, just have a try!