It is well known that in 2003, the famous software company – Symantec has acquired the hard disk drive partition manager: Partition Magic. At the same time, it was no longer updated. Consequently, even the final version could only run on the platform of Windows 98, XP and Windows 2000 Professional. Moreover, in 2011 it was even stopped to provide supports for users. So people don't anchor their hope on Partition Magic any more when managing drives in Windows Server 2008.
Then what could be done if the volume needs to be resized? Surely, the snap-in Disk Management of Windows 2008 can make some contributions, but it can not do all operations, such as move volume. That means users' demand still can not be satisfied. But now you need never worry about it, because there is a free partition tool for Server 2008 and 2008 R2 SP1 – AOMEI Partition Assistant Lite Edition. It can help you to optimize your computer performance with ease.
Free partition tool for server: AOMEI Partition Assistant Lite Edition
As the alternative of Partition Magic, AOMEI Partition Assistant family brings many popular and powerful functions which can make the disk management easier and safer. The Lite Version is part of the AOMEI Partition Assistant family, designed as a stripped down edition of the Standard version. This free software supports basic partition operations, such as: create/delete/format partitions, copy partition, align partition, split partition, wipe disk, wipe partition, change drive letter or label, convert FAT32 to NTFS and vice versa without losing data, convert primary and logical partition, disk surface test to find out the bad sector on your HDD. And advanced partition management: extend/shrink partition (including system partition), and move partition.
All of these operations would not impact the integrity and safety of your data. In addition, except Server 2008, it supports many other servers, including Windows Server 2000/2003/2008/2012 R2, Windows Home Server 2011 and Windows SBS 2003, 2008, 2011.
Sounds good, right? Now take a look at what AOMEI Partition Assistant Lite Edition can do for you. Below is the main interface. You see, it has a clean interface with functions available listed on the left and menu items listed on the top. The middle pane shows further details about your disk information. The concise style is quite eye-catching.
The “Paid Features” are available in AOMEI Partition Assistant Server edition. As it can be seen from the screenshot above, free AOMEI Partition Assistant has a clean and straightforward interface. The operations are always very simple. Right click the partition you want to operate, and a small window will pop up. In this small window list many operable options. Such as resize partition, move partition, delete partition, format partition, change label, and some other advanced features as showing in the picture.
Take resize partition for an example, if you want to resize partition D as showing in the picture, you can right click your partition D and select Resize Partition. Or you can get another access at the left Partition Operation line – Resize Partition. And then, just follow the guidance and things should be plain sailing from now on. Also, there are many clear promptings in the console, and you can preview your operations at Pending Operations before applying them. The Apply, Discard, Undo, Redo buttons enables you to freely switch among your operations. So even if you are a newbie, you still can play the partition software for Server 2008 in your hand.
Overall, AOMEI Partition Assistant Lite Edition provides the most basic capabilities of a partition manager, with emphasis on preserving data integrity throughout the operation. It has made a good impression on Windows server users. So don't hesitate, download free partition tool for Windows Server 2008 and have a try. Need more features? Click here to learn more the differences between AOMEI Partition Assistant Lite and Server.