Yesterday, I saw an intense discussion in a forum: many users are arguing whether they should use dynamic disk or basic disk. There are so many users prefer dynamic disk to basic disk, because dynamic disks support volumes spanning multiple disks and flexible volume reconfiguration. However, the nuisance that most computer users are encountering: dynamic disk management catches high attention. Why do we say so? Is Disk Management tool in Windows workable for dynamic disk management? Or users need to download a piece of disk partition management software for Windows Server to achieve the operation?
Users are only allowed to extend/shrink simple or spanned volume under Windows 2000 Server, Windows Server 2003, and Windows Server 2008 (the support for system/boot volume extension/shrink is added to this version). Usually, the practical situations fail to meet the set preconditions of using Disk Management, so dynamic disk extension is still unanswered in most cases.
Nevertheless, users do not need to worry about this issue any longer with the help of powerful disk partition management software for Windows Server. Though there is lots of such software on market, users may find it hard to identify the exact performance. Once defective software is used, users are most likely to suffer from data loss. Thus, we highly recommend using MiniTool Partition Wizard Server Edition. It enables users to perform dynamic disk partition management in an easy-to-operate and secure way. Here, the example of volume expansion is given for users’ further understanding.
Before doing the dynamic disk volume extension, users need to firstly perform software downloading and installation. After that, follow those steps:
1. Launch MiniTool Partition Wizard Server Edition to open its main interface:
2. In the main interface where detailed information about disk and partition/volume distribution is displayed. If users want to enlarge a dynamic disk volume, they need to choose it in mapping area and then click “Move/Resize Volume” from left action panel.
3. Here, users are expected to drag the black triangle on the right side of partition handle rightwards so as to get chosen volume enlarged. After that, click “OK” button to go back to main interface of the software.
4. In this interface, users can preview that capacity of E volume has been increased. However, users still need to click “Apply” button in the upper left corner to make final confirmation.
The recommended Windows Server disk partition manager excellently finishes the task of dynamic disk volume resizing within few steps. If users are confronting with the same or similar issue, please try the powerful MiniTool Partition Wizard Server Edition.