Why Extend System Partition Windows Server 2012
Nowadays, more and more people use Windows Server 2012 to deal with their business.
However, the system partition of Windows Server 2012 may run out of space gradually.
So I think the subject of extending system partition in Windows Server 2012 due to
lack of space or other reasons is still a good subject for server users. Even a
newbie knows that low disk space on system
partition will affect the whole computer’s speed. So we must clean the garbage files
in time. Even so, we have to extend Server 2012 system partition to avoid system
crash and to improve the running speed in the end.
When it comes to extending system partition, someone worried about losing data
naturally. I understand it. In Windows Server 2012, you can extend and shrink drives
with its disk management. But, unfortunately, resize partition with shrink feature
and then extend system C: drive with the extend feature is impossible usually. You
may find the Extend Volume
grayed out even after you shrink another partition. Because to extend a
drive there should be an “unallocated” space behind it, so you cannot extend the
system C: drive by shrinking the D: drive directly. The only way, in Windows Server
2012, to extend system partitionThe is to delete volume D or moving it. However,
moving partition is not available in Disk Management. Thus it can be seen to extend
system partition on Windows Server 2012 is an inconvenience with Windows built-in
A more flexible way to Extend System Partition for Windows Server 2012
Besides Windows disk management, you can also try professional third-party partition
software. To select a 3rd party tool, you should concern about its security,
stability, and usability. At last, AOMEI Partition
Assistant Server Edition stands out from software market base on
comprehensive comparison. It's simple and users friendly. Following are tutorial
to extend system partition on Windows Server 2012 with AOMEI Partition Assistant
Step 1: Download it from AOMEI official
website, install and run. You will see the main screen and disk map as the following
Step 2: Right click partition E and select “Allocate Free Space” option. In the
pop-up window, type the value and select C:(system partition). Click “OK” to back to
the main screen.
Step 3: Now you can see there are three pending operations. Just click
“Apply” to proceed if you have no question.
Besides this solution, you can also choose the option of “Extend Partition
Wizard” from the left toolbar. See picture below.
When you select it, in the pop-up window, the first method is wizard of extending
system partition on Windows Server 2012. Click “Next” to go. Here I won’t explain
anymore, I suggest you try and enjoy it by yourself.
With the help of AOMEI Partition Assistant, only a few steps you can expand system
partition without data loss successfully. So I think AOMEI Partition Assistant
Server Edition is the best choice to extend system partition in Windows Server 2012.
Besides, it also supports convert MBR to GPT
disk and back without data loss, convert dynamic to basic disk without
affecting OS, migrate OS to SSD
without reinstalling Windows, etc.
AOMEI Partition Assistant Server Edition can take the place of Windows Server 2012
disk management completely. Actually, it also supports Windows personal computer
operating system: Windows 8.1/8/7/XP/Vista, all is no problem. Other Windows server
operating system: Windows Server 2008(R2), Windows Server 2003(R2), all is OK.