Extending A Drive Volume/Partition on Windows Storage, Exchange, SBS Server

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Download Free Server Partition Software - Partition Assistant Lite Edition will help you extend, shrink, move partition etc.(Safely change partition size for server 2003/2008).

Question from Server forums

Question1: "WSS extend primary partition space"

I am using Windows Storage Server 2003. It has 1TB of disc space, but only 500GB is assigned to the C drive. The remaining space is unallocated. How can I add the unallocated space to the C: without disturbing the data already on the C: drive? Find this question click here.

Question2: "Extend system partition on sbs 2008"

We have two partitions today and the C partition has not much free space left and D partition has a lot of free space so i am planning on extending the C partition with space from D partition. I know that you cant extend the partition if the space aint right behind the partition you want to expand so my question now is. Find this question click here.

"Answers" are not the best solution and what is the "Best Answers"?

Although there are some replies, I think none of them are the best answer. Firstly, Acronis is too much expensive. Secondly, no one wants to backup data and delete partition which is time-consuming and risky. Therefore, why not choose a cheaper third-party server partition manager which can extend system partition without rebooting. For example, AOMEI Partition Assistant Server Edition is the right one.

How to extend partition with AOMEI Partition Assistant Server Edition?

AOMEI Partition Assistant Server Edition is an all-in-one Windows Server partition software, so no matter what editions of your Windows Server are. It can be compatible with them.

I will take Windows Storage Server 2003 as a tutorial. The following are step by step instructions to extend system partition C drive.

Step1: Launch AOMEI Partition Assistant Server Edition.

AOMEI Partition Assistant

Step2: Right click D drive and select "Resize" option. In the pop-up window, position mouse pointer on the left slider. Drag the slider rightwards when it becomes a double-head arrow. Then click "OK".

Shrink Drive D

Step3: You will find there is some unallocated space between drive D and C. Then, select C drive and position mouse pointer on the right slider. Drag the slider rightwards to merge unallocated space.

Extend C drive

Step4: Click "Apply".

Click Apply

As mentioned above, you can also use AOMEI Partition Assistant Server Edition with the same simple steps to increase the size of disk space for Exchange Server, Small Business Server on Windows 2000, 2008, etc.

For enterprise users, AOMEI Partition Assistant Unlimited Edition is a better choice to support the unlimited usage within one company. Also, you can use Technician Edition to provide charged technical services to your clients. You could choose different edition based on your needs.

Note: We highly suggest you close all other applications and backup data before running Partition Assistant; If possible, we suggest you do a defragment for all of partition.


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