As we all know, the Disk Management in Windows Server 2000, 2003 does not have the function of extending or shrinking partition. But the fact is administrators often need to do such operations when managing the disk. So in order to meet users' needs, more features are added to Disk Management in the subsequent servers, like Server 2008.
In Windows 2008, we can resize volume successfully without any other external tools except for the built-in Disk Management. But it is a pity that the resizing can be realized only when the unallocated space is right adjacent to the target one. What's worse, it can not move a partition, either. That means if there is no volume right behind the one we want to resize, we will go to a dead corner unless by virtue of some software, such as Partition Magic. However, this excellent tool also has its limitation that it can not run in server edition and stops to promote after being acquired by Symantec. Nonetheless, today you can still manage your disk very well by using the free partition magic server edition.
Download AOMEI Partition Assistant Lite Edition - the free partition magic server edition
Why the free server partition manager – AOMEI Assistant Partition Lite Edition can be a good helper to us? Firstly, it can run on many servers, including Windows 2000, 2003, 2008, Windows Home Server 2011 and Windows SBS 2003, 2008, 2011. Secondly, it has formidable functions, like resizing, moving, wiping and checking partition, formatting partition with NTFS or FAT 32 file system and converting FAT partition to NTFS partition, ect. Thirdly, we can preview the change before it is applied. And most important is that it will not lose data and not need money.
The surface of it is as follow:
As it can be seen, there are many directions on the surface and the operations are also very clear, so no matter you are a professional or a newbie, you can operate it easily. Now free download partition magic server edition to offset the disk manager's defect.