Tuesday, December 13, 2011

How to partition Windows Server?

Before answering this question, lets learn a bit more about Windows Servers.

Windows Server is a brand name for the server operating systems released by Microsoft Corporation. This name has been used for the following software releases:

Windows 2000 Server, the release based on Windows 2000.
Windows Server 2003, the previous release of Windows Server
Windows Server 2008, the current release of Windows Server
Windows HPC Server 2008, an edition designed exclusively for high-performance computing
Windows Server 2008 R2, the next release of Windows Server
Windows Small Professional Server, an operating system based on Windows Server for small Professionales
Windows Essential Professional Server, a product similar to Small Professional Server, but for medium-sized Professionales
Windows Home Server, a home server operating system for file sharing and streaming, automated backups, and remote access in the home environment

Currently, Windows Server 2000 and 2003 are the most popular for server users. But how to manage servers for better performance is a problem. Partitioning server might be the most important thing for good server management.

Sometimes, we need to partition Windows Servers to gain better performance. It is important to partition servers. When a server is built, its partitions are created through careful consideration according to the needs of the user. But when a partition on your Windows Server is run out of space, the performance of the server drastically declines.

By dividing into several partitions, server users can make better use of the hard drive space, such as one partition C: for installing system and others for storing personal data. Partitions contribute a lot to the security control and resource management, especially for a server which have a large database.

From the above paragraphs, we know why we should perform partition management for servers. What we should do next is to choose a reliable Partition Manager.

Partition Wizard Server Edition is such a reliable Partition Manager with special design and powerful functions.

Partition Wizard Server Edition is compatible with Windows Server 2000/2003/2008 and Non-Server 2000/XP/Vista 32 and 64 bit systems. It enables users to partition Windows Servers without data loss, because changes of server partition can be previewed before applying to hard disk and all data is completely protected during all operations.

With the following simple instructions, you can have a better understanding on partition management with Partition Wizard Server Edition:

1. Launch Partition Wizard Server Edition and you will see the current size of each partitions or disks on the disk map.

2. Click D: drive, and position the mouse pointer on the right partition handle. When the mouse pointer changes to a double-headed arrow, drag the handle to the partition size you want. Then, move the D: drive to make the unallocated space next to C: drive.

3. Click C: drive. Position the mouse pointer on the right partition handle and resize it with the unallocated space. Click Apply. After the reboot, you will have successfully resized your Windows Server without data loss.

From the above, you can see how easy it is to perform server partition work with Partition Wizard Server Edition.

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