Once I have seen a post online asking for how to enlarge disk on Windows Server 64-bit. Some people told him to use Diskpart (a Windows Server self-contained service for partition management) while some visitors recommended to use partition manager software. Though both can help, I prefer the latter for Diskpart has many shortcomings. The most unacceptable one is that it is very difficult for common users. It is because Diskpart has a lot of disadvantages that many kinds of partition software come into being.
Information about 64-bit
Before we talk aboutWindows Server 64-bit partition software, we would know a little more about 64-bit. Speaking of windows server 64-bit, many people would think it only better and somewhat faster than 32-bit. Generally speaking, it is true about the core meaning, but not in this simple way. 64-bit system has made three main improvements on the previous version. It has improved the performance and scalability; that’s what we simple called “better” means; Reduce the cost of ownership because 64 - bit Windows Server 2003 systems can be seamlessly integrated with the other members of Windows Server; Support two kinds of architectures, which means you can install both 32-bit and 64-bit systems. That is why 64-bit gets popular. Since the wide use of 64-bit Windows server, partition disk software is in bad need. This article analyses how to do partition magic in 64-bit system of Windows server.
AOMEI Partition Assistant Lite Edition
AOMEI Partition Assistant Lite Edition is a free partition manager for Windows Server. With this software in computer, partition problems can be solved and the operating system would work faster and smoother. Detailed functions on partition management are list below, check each out:
- Convert GPT and MBR disk without loss of data.
- Align partition to optimize HDD or SSD performance
- Clone/Copy partition
- Split partition from one into two
- Wipe disk and partition
- Fully support UEFI boot
- Disk bad sector test
Step by Step guide and Screenshots are here
Besides the functions above, there are many other features included in Partition assistant Lite. First of all, it supports not only Windows PC systems (32/64 bit of Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7/8/8.1) but also Windows Server systems (32/64 bit of Windows Server 2000/2003/2008/2012 and Windows Small Business Server 2003/2008/2011). For the common services of partition management, such as move/create/delete/format/check partition, change drive letter/label and rebuild MBR (Main Boot Record), it surely has them. As for comparatively complex operation, it can convert partition between primary and logical.
As a 64 bit partition manager, AOMEI Partition Assistant Lite Edition has made itself unique with those functions mentioned above, compare to other partition software, 64-bit for server is chargeable or not enough function available. The last feature I forget to list is “Free for private and commercial use”, isn’t that attractive? Download and Learn More.
AOMEI Partition Assistant Server Edition
Though Partition Assistant Lite can do many operations for managing partitions on server 64 bit, it is still insufficient to fully manage partition. For example, it cannot merge/extend/recover partitions, copy disk, convert NTFS to FAT32, allocate free space from one partition to another and things like that. Therefore, we need a more professional one. Partition Assistant Server edition is what we want. It can do what lite edition can, and it can also do what lite edition cannot. Besides what lite edition cannot mentioned above, server edition still can migrate OS (Operating System) from a GPT (Guid Partition Table) disk to SSD (Solid State Drive) or a MBR disk and convert disk between dynamic and basic. Furthermore, if we buy server edition, we can get a high technical support.
Other editions of partition software which support Windows Server 64 bit
Except lite and server edition, there are other two editions of AOMEI Partition Assistant which support Windows Server 64 bit. They are unlimited and technician edition. Of course, both of them contain all the functions of Partition Assistant. The difference is that they allow unlimited computers’ installation, unlimited usage within one company and top technical support. However, there is still difference between them two. It is that technician edition support free life time upgrades while unlimited edition does not.
In general, Partition Assistant can satisfy Windows Server very well. Certainly, all the editions involved above also support Windows PC system. In addition, standard and professional edition is special for Windows PC system. Standard edition is totally free of charge while professional edition has more functions than standard. All in all, no matter what kind of system we have, no matter what service we want, Partition Assistant is a good choice to manage our computers.