In order to meet users' needs, extending volume and shrinking volume have been added to Disk Management in Windows Server 2008. As a result, administrators may feel no longer difficult to expand volume for Server 2008. Yes, compared to Windows 2003, this is a great progress which deserves to affirm. But it also has some shortcomings that can not be denied. One apparent defect is that the disk manager can only extend the drive which has an unallocated space right adjacent to it. If there's not such condition, the "Extend Volume" will be grayed out. And along with the disk manager does not have the function of moving volume, to expand drive will be quite slim for users.
But people are very clever: They began to ask for help from a third party tool. Among the so many software on the market, Partition Magic has received a high evaluation and been widely used. However, when the famous company Symantec acquired it in 2003, its upgrade was stopped. What's worse, the company even announced not to provide it any more on December 8, 2009. What a bad news! Nevertheless, you need not to worry now, because the Partition Magic alternative – AOMEI Partition Lite Edition comes to you. You can free partition Windows 2008 with this freeware.
Use AOMEI Partition Assistant Lite Edition to free partition Windows 2008
As a free partition manager server, AOMEI Partition Assistant Lite Edition brings the most popular and powerful features which can satisfy most users' needs. With its easy-to-operate console, you can extend/shrink drive to optimize your system performance quite simply and easily, and you also can preview your operations before applying them. Besides, it is absolutely safe, you will not lose any data. Let's look at what it can do for us:
- Create drive as a primary or a logical one;
- Delete one volume or all directly, wipe one in case the data recovers;
- Resize and move volume without data loss;
- Check drive for errors;
- Format volume with NTFS/FAR32 files system;
- Change drive letter or label;
- Support all editions of Windows Server 2000, 2003, 2008, Windows Small Business Server 2003, 2008, 2011 and Windows Home Server 2011;
It is a totally free and all-in-one software. Now download server partition freeware to free partition for your server. Hope you enjoy yourself!