A Better Way to Solve Windows Server 2008 Shrink Volume Problem

To most windows server 2003 users, manage partition is not a cushy job because the built-in partition management has no resize feature. Luckily Microsoft released the windows server 2008 for its newest server edition and improved so many functions. Compare to windows server 2003, windows server 2008 has added so many new functions, especially in Disk Management, it aggrandized partition resize feature and made the windows server 2008 shrink volume become possible. Resize partition would never be the headaches to us in theoretically.

Windows server 2008 shrink volume under Disk Management

Step1. Open the Disk Management and right-click the volume you want to shrink and select "shrink volume" as below:

Main interface of Disk Management

Step2. In the pop-up window, enter the amount of space to shrink, and then click "shrink"

Shrink volume

After click "Shrink" you will find the partition has been shrank automatically without reboot.

Windows server 2008 shrink volume has been finished easily by these two steps. If you only want to shrink partition this operating is enough. But as we know shrink partition is make preparation for extending partition. It is well-known that extend volume need an unallocated place beside it. Unfortunately you can't get the unallocated place behind the partition you want to extend by shrink partition under Disk Management. In other words, we not only need shrink partition but also need move partition. How to move/resize, extend/shrink volume?

Shrink Volume with Partition Assistant Server

server partition manager is designed for you to neatly shrink volume and move, resize volume. It is strongly recommend for its powerful functions, simple operating, and absolute security, it's also support all the PC OS and Windows Server OS. Please refer to the following screenshot.

Main interface of PA

You could learn more details about "How to Extend Volume Windows 2008 with Partition Assistant Server Edition".

For enterprise users, Partition Assistant Unlimited Edition is a better choice to support the unlimited usage within one company. You can use Technician Edition to provide charged technical services to your clients.


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