I am facing the disturbing low disk space issue on C drive when I plan to install some useful application programs to it. I know the exact reason: improper partition distribution. Originally assigned C drive to have only 20 GB for system or boot file storage, I are looking forward an excellent way to get C drive resized under Windows Server 2008. Is there any available suggestion for me?
Like other Windows operating systems, Windows Server 2008 self-contained Disk Management snap-in has the ability to shrink volume and extend volume. Users just need to click under Computer > Manage > Disk Management to open the tool. However, this tool is not perfect as expected. For instance, users who need to perform partition extension, they have to make sure that there is unallocated space behind target partition to be managed. If the precondition is not met, users will find that the Extend Volume is grayed out.
In such cases, how to resize Windows Server 2008 partition? Actually, professional server partition managers can masterly tackle the issue and MiniTool Partition Wizard Server Edition with wide compatibility, high operability and reliability is one of them. With the software, users can get rid of those troublesome situations where it is necessary to extend a specified partition, but corresponding function is unavailable. Apart from partition resizing ability, other functions such as partition deleting, formatting and wiping can help users better manage computer partition. We can further know about the software via the following example of system partition extension.
Before starting to enlarge partition, users need to firstly download and install the recommended professional server partition manager. After that, follow those steps:
1. Launch MiniTool Partition Wizard Server Edition to open its main interface.
2. In the main interface, choose target partition to be managed (here, directly choose C drive), and then click “Extend Partition” from left action panel.
3. Here, users can specify a location to take free space from under “Take Free Space from” tab. And those partitions with much unused space left or the unallocated space are highly recommended for users. Then, drag the sliding handle to take needed capacity of free space and click “OK” button to go back to main interface of the software.
4. Returning to main interface, users will see that the chosen C drive has been extended. However, it is only preview effect. To apply it to computer, users need to click “Apply” button in the upper left corner.
We have testified how amazing MiniTool Partition Wizard is in partition resizing aspect. Thus, if users want to manage Windows Server partition better, but there is no effective way available, hurry to download a professional MiniTool server partition manager.