Extend/Expand C Drive in Windows Server 2003/2008 with VMware

Common VMware disk space problems

Even VMware is extremely popular nowadays because it works like physical computer. We can not ignore its problems when we apply it. In most cases, C: drive running out of space is the most primal and common issue in VMware.

There are two circumstances about C drive low disk space in VMware:

Case1. There are C drive and other data partitions on the virtual disk.

Case2. The virtual disk only holds system partition (C drive), in such case, first you need to increase VMware virtual disk size.

VMware Extend C drive with handy Server partition magic

Here, we introduce you step-by-step instruction of extend/expand partition through AOMEI Partition Assistant Server Edition and Free download the Demo to do as following do.

  1. Launch it and wait for several seconds to get the info about whole VMware disks and partitions as below shows:

    AOMEI Partition Assistant Server Edition interface

  2. Right click D: choose "Resize" in the drop-down menu and drag the right side leftwards:

    Resize D: partition

    Shrink D: partition

  3. Move D: partition;

    Move D: partition

  4. To this step, directly extend C: drive in the interface:

    Dragging C: to extend

  5. Take all changes into effect by clicking "Apply"


Operation and software specification

  1. The entire operate procedure above introduced based on the case1 in common VMware problem. Looking for the case2 solution, read on another article: How to Increase Your VMware Virtual Disk Size Easily and Safely?

  2. It is not difficult to find the merits of AOMEI Partition Assistant Server Edition which regarded as the outstanding server partition magic. Not only can it work well on the physical computer environment, but also it can solve the VMware problems flawlessly. Learn how to resize server partition on 2003/2000/2008 on physical operating system.


  1. For Windows 8/7/Vista/XP/2000 32 bit, free partition manager provides the same powerful features to extend C: drive on both physical computer and VMware.

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

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