The Extend Partition Server Edition is a specially designed to extend and resize windows server 2008 partition. It's designed for system administrators and advanced users to manage both server and non-server disk partition to maximize server performance. With the server partition manager help, you can easily perform an resizing partition operation on Windows 32 bit and 64 bit. The following screenshot will tell you how to extend or resize server 2008 partition with it:
Windows Server 2008 is a good comparison with the early operating system server 2000/2003, but it's no support to move a drive from one location to another. You need reliable 3rd-party partition software to move and resize it better. As a fantastic software and professional partition manager for server, Partition Assistant Server Edition is being widely used in various server environment. You will know resizing partitions on Windows Server 2008 is very relaxed. For an instance, some users want to resize a partition to get more capacity in Windows Server 2008 when C: drive appears as low disk space in your Windows Server 2008.
The Partition Assistant Server Edition can enlarge the drive without losing data during the resizing process. It allows you unfettered resize windows server 2008 partition without destroying any data. In addition, it can also move, create, delete and format partitions, and well work on Server 2008.
To resize Windows Server 2008 partition with its in-built partition resizing utility, You need to log in Windows as an Administrator; and enter into Command Line Prompt as administrator privilege, type "diskmgmt.msc" to launch Windows 2008 Disk Management Snap-in. resize windows server 2008 partition
operation will be achieved by "Extend Volume" option and "Shrink Volume" option. a screenshot is as follows:
To extend Server 2008 partition or volume, right click on the partition in the graphical view of the Disk Management screen and select "Extend Volume..." to invoke the Extend Volume Wizard. Click Next on the welcome screen to adjust the new size of your selected partition shown below:
The above screenshot lists some disks which are available to allocate space to the partition being resized. On dynamic disk group, space could be allocated from multi disks available on the system, but on a basic disk only space from the current disk are available. If the Next button is disabled, this means that more space has been requested than is available on the disk. Readjust the size of the space until the Next button is available and click it to proceed to the summary screen. Assuming the summary matches the requirements that you desire, then click on Finish button to extend the server 2008 partition. The process will finish quite quickly, and a reboot your computer isn't required.
To shrink a partition or volume on Windows Server 2008, on disk management right click the volume to that needs to be resized and select "Shrink Volume..." from the popup menu to invoke the Shrink dialog as shown below: