Expecting to install some useful application programs to my Windows Server 2008 computer, I opened Disk 1, but only to find that all data partitions and system partition fail to accommodate those files. Therefore, I intend to perform partition extension, but I find that Disk Management in Server 2008 cannot extend volume, for corresponding function is grayed out. I wonder the exact reason and an excellent solution to improving the situation.
Disk Management is a system utility for managing hard disks, volumes or partitions. With the toolkit, computer users can initialize disks; create volumes, format volumes, etc. Compared with previous versions, Disk Management in Windows Server 2008 has been optimized in many aspects. And there is a typical example: the functions Extend Volume and Shrink Volume are introduced in. The two features can assist with some hard disk repartitioning issues. However, they have functional limitations. That is why some users come across the situation where Extend Volume is not activated.
If there is no contiguous unallocated space after the target partition to be managed, the mentioned issue may appear. Well then, how to extend Server 2008 system partition when the Extend Volume is grayed out? Here, we highly recommend users to try highly powerful partition magic server and MiniTool Partition Wizard Server Edition is one of such software. Boasting comprehensive disk and partition management functions, wide compatibility and high operability, the software can perfectly manage disks, partitions or volumes. Here, the detailed operations to enlarge system partition in Windows Server 2008 are explained.
Users need to firstly perform software downloading and installation. After that, take those steps:
Step 1. Launch MiniTool Partition Wizard Server Edition to open its main interface.
Step 2. The interface above is the main interface of the excellent server partitioning software. From it, choose system partition and then click “Extend Partition” from left action panel.
Step 3. Here, specify the location to extract free disk space from “Take Free Space from” tab. Then, drag the sliding handle to gain needed amount of disk space and click “OK” button to go back to main interface of the software.
Step 4. At this time, preview partition extension effect. If users are content with it, click “Apply” button to apply changes to computer.
Within a few mouse-clicks, the chose partition has been completed by the powerful MiniTool partition magic server. Download it now, if same or similar situations happen.