Since original hard disk partitioning can hardy meet actual data storage demands, I think of creating a new logical partition in Windows Server 2008, but there is no handy solution.
Making use of Disk Manager in Windows Server 2008, users can fulfill some basic disk, volume or partition management operations. For instance, the function to create partition is available. By default, the first three volumes on a basic disk are created automatically as primary partitions. providing that users try to create a fourth partition on the same disk, the remaining free space is converted automatically to an extended partition with a logical drive of the size users designate when using the New Volume feature it created in the extended partition. Moreover, any subsequent partitions will be created in the extended partitions and logical drives automatically.
What if users want to create a logical drive but there is only unallocated space available. Since Windows Server 2008 Disk Manager treats “free space” and “unallocated space” extremely different. The former is available to create logical drives, while the latter is used to create primary partitions. In such cases, users have to find other ways to fix the issue. As a matter of fact, using server partition manager is a nice idea. Here, professional MiniTool Partition Wizard Server Edition is highly recommended for users.
It makes volume and partition creation a piece of cake. To create logical drive in Windows Server 2008 excellently, users can follow the guidance below.
Users need to firstly perform software downloading and installation. After that, take those steps:
1. Launch MiniTool Partition Wizard Server Edition to open its main interface:
2. In the main interface of the server partition software, right click the unallocated space where new partition will be created to and click “Create” from pop-up menu.
3. In this interface, users are supposed to set partition properties for the newly created logical drive including partition label, partition type, file system, drive letter and cluster size. Then, size the partition and specify its location. After all those operations are done, click “OK” button to go back to main interface of the software.
4. Backing to main interface of the software, users can preview that a new logical partition appears in disk mapping area. If it is as expected, users can click “Apply” button in upper left corner.
We have successfully created logical partition in Windows Server 2008 with the recommended MiniTool server partition manager. For more information, please reference the quick link here.