About Disk Management in Server 2012
Disk Management is a built-in tool in Windows Server 2012, which is able to help
users manage partition without third-party software. Due to its convenience and
security, it is popular among Server 2012 users. to launch Disk Management in Server
2102, you just need to right-click My computer>Manage>Disk Management or click
Start button, type “diskmgmt.msc” in the Search box an then press
With this tool, extending partition is an easy job for you to solve the problem of
partition in low disk space. However, in some situation the Extend
volume greyed out, which doesn’t allow you to extend partition.
Actually, if you plan to use Disk Management in Windows Server 2012, there must be
unallocated space contiguous behind the partition you are going to extend, otherwise
the Extend volume will grey out.
Moreover, you aren’t allow to move
partition with Disk Management, so if you want to use this tool, you should must
satisfy the precondition.
How to Extend Partition without Contiguous Unallocated Space?
As we all know, the size of system partition influences the speed of computer. System
partition in low disk space will bring trouble for your work, but when you meet the
problem mentioned above, how can you do?
Fortunately, AOMEI Partition
Assistant Server is a professional third-party software which devotes in
partition management. It enables you to extend partition no matter there is
contiguous unallocated space or not, which solves the problem of Server 2012 extend
volume greyed out.
Take extending system partition for example:
Before you do:
Make sure there is unallocated space locating on the same hard disk with the
partition that you want to extend. If there's no unallocated space, you
should shrink partition to generate
Close all running programs on the partition which you want to extend.
Do not forcibly terminate the tasks or cut off the power during its operation.
Step1: Download, install and
launch AOMEI Partition Assistant Server. Then, please choose the option of Extend
Partition Wizard in the left toolbar.
Step2: Click Next to continue.
Step3: Choose Extend system partition and then
click Next to go on.
Step4: Select the partition that you plan to take free space from
and then click Next.
Step5: Right move the bar to determine the size of free space you
are going to add into system partition and then click Next.
Step6: This interface will give us the detailed information about
the operation of volumes. Please choose "Proceed" to execute all these
AOMEI Partition Assistant Server makes users extend partition without data loss and
solve Server 2012 extend volume greyed out in Disk Management. What’s more, this
software is able to migrate OS to SSD, convert primary partition to logical, convert dynamic disk to
basic, it is more powerful than Disk Management.