Reasons for extending partition for Windows Server 2008
After a hard disk is used for a long time, it is quite possible that some partitions are lacking in space, which will cause much convenience to users. If this situation occurs in system partition, the consequences may be even more serious. The operating system is likely to slow down or crash. To solve those detrimental issues, it is necessary to extend partition for Windows Server 2008.
Ways to extend partition for Windows Server 2008
There are two commonly used ways to extend partition for Windows Server 2008. If there is unallocated space next to the target partition, the built-in disk management tool can help users extend partition easily. But there are many limitations. If the target partition is not NTFS or there is no free space next to the target partition, this way is unavailable. Another way is to use professional server partition magic which is superior to the disk management tool in functions and flexibility. It makes no difference whether there is unallocated space or where it is. Users can use the server partition magic downloaded from http://www.partitionwizard.com/ to extend partition for Windows Server 2008.
How to extend partition for Windows Server 2008?
The following picture is the main interface of the server partition magic.
Select any partition and users will see many functions are shown under "Operations" column, including "Extend Partition". If users want to extend a partition, please select it first and then click "Extend Partition" function. Then partition resizing interface will pop up, as follows.
In this interface, users can select a partition where the free space will be taken to extend the target partition. Then please drag the button below to resize partitions. After that, click "OK" to go back to the main interface. Users will find the target partition is extended. Please remember to click "Apply" button to execute the operation.
Users can also see many other partition management functions from the main interface, which are able to realize almost all common partition management tasks. Users can apply corresponding functions according to practical situations. For more detailed information, please browse other pages on this website.