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How to resize Windows Server 2008 partition?

Windows Server 2008 users are able to partition your hard disk by using built-in disk management of Windows Server 2008 operating system, this partition management differ with Windows Server 2000 and Server 2003 which can only be resized by using 3td party partition utilities. Windows Server 2008 enables you to extend volume, shrink volume, create partition, delete partition, format partition and change drive letter for any partitions, and the disk management of Server 2008 is more stronger then Server 2000/2003.

Extending Server 2008 partition by Extend Partition Server Edition.

Extend Partition Server Edition is a special designed to extend server partition. It's designed for system administrators and advanced users to manage both server and non-server disk partition to maximize server performance. With its help, you can easily perform an extending partition operation on Windows 32 bit and 64 bit. The following screenshot will tell you how to extend a partition with it:

resize Windows Server 2008 partition.

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Resizing Server 2008 partition by Windows disk management.

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 Disk Management Snap-in. A resizing winodws server 2008 is to be achieved by "Extend Volume" option and "Shrink Volume" option. a screenshot is as follows:

resize Windows Server 2008 partition.

To extend a partition or volume on Windows Server 2008, 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:

resize Windows Server 2008 partition.

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 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:

resize Windows Server 2008 partition.

On the above screen, enter the amount by which the volume is to shrink, and click the Shrink button to initiate the resize, this process may take a few seconds or few minutes and reboot no required.

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.

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