To make best use of disk space use, computer users need to perform timely and reasonable disk and partition management, but it is indeed a piece of tough work for inexperienced Server 2003/2008 computer users to realize. Well then, is there any easy-to-handle and secure way to partition hard drive in those operating systems? Of course, certain operations can be done with powerful tools to partition Windows Server 2003/2008.
Windows built-in Disk Management tool can meet users’ demands for partitioning new hard drive such as creating volume, deleting volume, formatting volume and changing drive letter and paths. However, as time flies, other disturbing disk and partition management issues will occur. Here, some scenarios are introduced:
Case 1: In my Server 2003 computer, the disk space in C drive gets really low, so I would like to extend capacity of the partition. I have noticed there is unallocated space on the same disk, but it is not behind C drive.
Case 2. I am having a problem with my Windows Server 2008 computer which contains 6 parts, when I was managing partitions. There are similar partitions in the same disk, so I would like to merge the two partitions.
Meeting the mentioned two situations, users can not use the disk management tool to perfectly fulfill partitioning tasks. Here are the exact reasons: firstly, under Windows Server 2003, there are no partition resizing features like Extend Volume and Shrink Volume which are available after Server 2003. Therefore, users have to delete partition and then recreate partition to finish partition extending. However, partition deleting is quite risky, so users have to back up data, which is a time-consuming process. Secondly, users can not find corresponding feature to merge two partitions into one, so they have to delete the two and recreate a larger one with the released space. Here, we can see the functional limitations and defects of Windows Disk Management tool. To better manage disks and partitions, users are supposed to adopt other ways. As a matter of fact, excellent tool to partition Windows Server 2003/2008 – MiniTool Partition Wizard Server Edition can do the trick perfectly.
Here, we would like to introduce the software with its intuitive interfaces:
The interface above is the main interface of the software. Choosing a partition from disk mapping area, users can view all available partition management features in “Operations” column including “Format Partition“, “Delete Partition“, “Merge Partition“, “Split Partition“, etc. To do operation to the partition, users just need to follow detailed guidance from the software.
The software also offers disk management functions which can be seen in “Operations” area after users select a disk, such as “Align All Partitions“, “Rebuild MBR“, “Delete All Partitions“, “Surface Test” and “Partition Recovery“.
With the help of the highly qualified server partitioning software, users can easily manage disk and partition in Windows Server operating systems. For more information about partitioning guides, please visit other WebPages of the software.