Free Resize Partition Windows Server 2016, 2012, 2011, 2008, 2003

February 1, 2019

For Windows Server 2016, 2012 (R2), 2011, 2008 (R2), 2003 users, AOMEI Partition Assistant can help you guys to easily resize partitions freely.

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Free partition management software for Windows Server is a need

Up to now, we can see many free partition manager software on the market. But all of them have a limitation that they can only work on the operating systems of desktop Windows 10/7/8/XP/Vista. Even the AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard Edition is not an exception. Therefore, a freeware which can do the management such as resizing partition in Windows Server operating systems is needed by users.

Does this kind of freeware exist? Yes, indeed. It is called AOMEI Partition Assistant Lite Edition, best tool for resizing partition windows 2012, 2011, 2008, 2003, 2016. This is totally free partition software that aims at helping manage partitions for private and commercial use.

About AOMEI Partition Assistant Lite Edition

AOMEI Partition Assistant Lite Edition is partition manager software developed by AOMEI Technology. Want to release more partition space, adjust partition size, delete unnecessary partition, format hard drive and other technical operations for your server hard disk? AOMEI Partition Assistant Lite offers you those basic partition management functions. What’s better, it supports converting data disk between GPT and MBR style  without deleting existing partitions. It can meet the needs of most Windows Server users with its popular functions. By using it, you can resize Windows Server partition for free. Besides, it sustains many kinds of server platforms, including Windows Server 2003, 2008 (R2), 2012 (R2), 2016 and Windows Small Business Server 2003, 2008, 2011, both 32 and 64 bit. (Note:  Lite edition only supports converting data storage disks and it limits you to moving a partition. For more details, please refer to the steps below). Click here to learn more the differences between AOMEI Partition Assistant Lite and Server

Procedures of resizing partition free in Windows Server 2003/2008/2011/2012/2016

When the capacity of one partition is not large enough, it will influence the computer working. Then resizing the partition is a good solution to solve this problem. How to realize it by using AOMEI Partition Assistant Lite Edition? Now follow me to have a look. (Here we choose the C drive as the target one and move some free space of D partition to it.)

Step1: Download, install, and launching Partition Assistant Lite Edition. We can see that AOMEI Partition Assistant has a considerable concise interface, with main functions on the left, and menu items on the top. Now right click D partition and choose "Resize Partition".

Resize A Partition

Step 2: In the pop-up window, drag the right slider bar leftwards as the following picture. Press "OK" to admit this change. You will see the D partition has been shrunk.

TIP: After shrinking, the unallocated space behind D partition must be larger than it. Otherwise, the next step (move D partition behind the unallocated space) can't be realized. If you want to move D partition behind the unallocated space when the unallocated space is larger than D partition, you can choose AOMEI Partition Assistant Server Edition.

Move And Resize Partition

Step3: Now we are going to move the position of unallocated space right beside C partition and before D partition. Right click D partition, select "Move Partition", and another window will turn up. Then drag the arrow to the right side. Click "OK", the unallocated space will move to the location behind C drive.

Move Partition To New Location

Step4: Then it’s time to increase C drive. Just like resize D partition, right click C partition and choose "Resize Partition", in the pop-up smaller windows, drag the slider bar rightwards till the end as the following picture. Press "OK" to admit this change. This operation will add unallocated space to C drive

Resize Destination Partition
Enlarge Partition Size

Step 5: You will see the C partition has been expanded. At last, click "Apply" on the toolbar to commit the operations.


Ok, that’s it! Very easy to use, isn’t it? With step-by-step guidance, sure you have got the point. Apart from resize partition Windows server free, AOMEI Partition Assistant also provides a fistful of other features, such as wipe partition, check partition, convert data disk between MBR and GPT styles, etc. Now download free partition manager server to experience it by yourself. You will not be disappointed.