Originally planning to make better use of disk space, I converted Disk 1 where C drive is into dynamic. But now, I am facing the dilemma that the size of C drive is too small, failing to meet actual demands. Thus, I want to add some disk space to it. Is there any way to increase dynamic disk C drive partition in Windows Server 2008?
Disk and partition management is always not an easy task to perform especially when there are few solutions available. For newly mounted dynamic disks, users may need to create volume, format volume, change drive letter and perform other basic operations. And Disk Management Tool provided by Windows can do those tricks, but its functional limitations can not be ignored. Though it is workable to extend volume when there is unallocated space on system disk and the system volume is simple volume, it will disappoint users when the two preconditions are not met. In such cases, users need to buy another hard disk to extend volume.
Therefore, users are not supposed to adopt this way. Actually, it can be possible and easy to extend dynamic disk C drive if users turn to highly qualified server partition software. Here, professional MiniTool Partition Wizard Server Edition is highly recommended for users. It boasts comprehensive disk and partition management functions, high reliability, wide compatibility and high operability. To let users have a better understanding, we would like to introduce how to extend dynamic disk system volume.
Users need to firstly download and install the powerful server partition manager and then follow the guidance demonstrated as below:
Step 1. Launch MiniTool Partition Wizard Server Edition to open its main interface.
Step 2. In the main interface of the software, choose the target volume to be managed and click “Move/Resize Volume” from left action panel.
Step 3. In this interface, resize the chosen volume by dragging the black triangles on both ends of partition handle or directly typing needed values to corresponding textboxes. After those operations are done, click “OK” to go back to main interface of the software.
Step 4. Backing to main interface, users can preview that capacity of C drive has been enlarged and a pending operation appears. Since it is only preview effect, users need to click “Apply” button in the upper left corner to make final confirmation.
Within a few operations, the work to extend C drive on dynamic disk has been performed by the excellent MiniTool server partition manager software. For more information about volume extension, please reference the quick link here.