Volume extension is always needed especially for inexperienced computer users who have sized their partitions irrationally. The unreasonable disk space distribution will absolutely bring some troublesome issues. For instance, in my Windows Server 2012 computer containing 3 hard disks, the system partition in disk 1 was configured to have only 40 GB. As time passes by, all kinds of data eat up free space. Now, I often get the disturbing Low Disk Space warning message. To go over the issue, I tried varying means and the Windows Server 2012 disk management tool is unable to extend volume for me.
As the sixth Windows Server edition, Windows Server 2012 added and improved many features, but few breakthroughs have been made in disk management aspect. Take the feature Extend Volume as an example. It is believed that many users have come across the situation where certain function is grayed out. What are possible reasons? Actually, such issue may appear when the unallocated space is not right behind target NTFS partition.
Well then, how to expand volume when Windows built-in disk manager is unavailable? Users can try server partition manager boasting excellent partitioning capability. Since performance of software varies, we highly recommend users to try highly qualified MiniTool Partition Wizard Server Edition.
To enlarge a volume under Windows Server 2012, users need to firstly download and install the software. After that, take the following steps.
Step 1. Launch MiniTool Partition Wizard Server Edition to open its main interface.
Step 2. In the main interface of the software, choose volume to be managed and click “Extend Partition” from left action panel.
Step 3. In this interface, choose a partition with much unused space left or an unallocated space to take free space from. Afterwards, drag the sliding handle to take needed capacity of free space. When those operations are done, click “OK” button to go back to main interface of the software.
Step 4. Returning to main interface of the software, users can preview that the chosen volume has been successfully extended. Since it is only preview effect, users need to click “Apply” button in the upper left corner to apply it to computer.
Following detailed operational prompts, users can effectively get a specified volume extended within a few mouse-clicks. For more information about the powerful partition magic server, please reference the quick link here.