To maximize the performance of Windows Server 2008, users need to resize partition. To be specific, users need to shrink a partition to create a new partition to store some special files, or shrink partition to release some free space and allocate it on some targeted partition. This article will introduce the best way to shrink partition on Windows Server 2008.
As a matter of fact, there are 3 methods to shrink Windows Server 2008 partition. Users can turn to DiskPart, Windows built-in disk management tool and third-party software. However, DiskPart needs some complicated commands, and the disk management tool can’t shrink/extend FAT partition. Thus, turning to partition magic is the best choice for users. And users can find lots of different partitioning tools on the internet. But, it is hard to select a suitable one because most of them don’t ensure data security. Fortunately, MiniTool Solution Ltd., released a professional partition magic server that can keep data safe even in case of power outage. Besides, this tool provides detailed operating steps and wizard-like interfaces. Thus, even a user who knows nothing about partitioning and partitioning tools can easily handle this software. So, there is no doubt that turning to MiniTool Partition Wizard is the best way to shrink partition on Windows Server 2008
First of all, install the best partition magic server on computer. And then, launch it.
In the main interface, users can see detailed information about partitions and all partitions. At this time, select the target partition which needs shrinking and choose the “Move/Resize Partition” from the Operations group of the action panel or “Move/Resize” button from toolbar. After that, users can see a dialog box like this.
In the pop-up window, a partition handle with one triangle icon on each edge is shown. Users can shorten the partition handled to shrink partition. After getting desired partition size, click “OK” button to go back to the main interface.
Finally, click “Apply” button on the left to execute all changes to computer. Note: if the selected partition is being used now, users may receive the following warning after clicking “Apply”. At this time, click “Restart Now” button.
After seeing the above introduction, users would know that the best way to shrink partition on Windows Server 2008 is to turn to partition magic server like MiniTool Partition Wizard.