Today we can find a lot of ways to enlarge partition on the Internet. There are various kinds of software with enlarge partition function. However, after knowing about dynamic disk, you will find that the software has terrible disadvantages. Most of them do not support dynamic disk management, including enlarge partition. So what is dynamic disk? In brief, dynamic disk is another disk form which differs from basic disk. Compared with basic disk, dynamic disk has more advantages.
For server administrators, dynamic disk is rather familiar. Most servers employ multiple disks so it is better to use dynamic disk to work the server. As the newest server OS, Windows Server 2008 has been improved in disk management. But it still cannot satisfy the requirement of dynamic disk management. For instance, the built-in disk management tool is unable to move partition, enlarge partition forwards, or change cluster, etc. And these managements are important for the server operation. What you need is a professional dynamic disk manager like MiniTool Partition Wizard. Let's get to know about it first.
MiniTool Partition Wizard is developed by Canadian professional software company, MiniTool Solution Ltd.. It has excellent management ability over both dynamic disk and basic disk and is able to create volume, delete volume, format volume, and enlarge volume in dynamic disk. MiniTool Partition Wizard has even more comprehensive management functions over basic disk. Its excellent compatibility allows it to support all kinds of operating systems like Windows OS, server OS, and MAC OS. It still has high security that guarantees data safety. Whenever you meet any problems in using MiniTool Partition Wizard, you can visit official website for solution: https://www.partitionwizard.com/. The following presentation is how to use MiniTool Partition Wizard to enlarge volume in dynamic disk. (In Windows Server 2008)
Use MiniTool Partition Wizard to enlarge simple volume
At fist, you need to download MiniTool Partition Wizard at the official website and then install it to your server. Launch it after installing:
As this picture shows, there is no unallocated space in disk. So we need to shrink or delete other volumes to get some unallocated space. After that, select the target volume (C: volume in this picture), and then use "Move/Resize" function to enlarge partition.
In this interface, enlarge volume by dragging the volume handle border (If it is the system volume, we can only enlarge it backwards), click "OK" button to return to main interface.
There will be one Operating Pending in main interface. Click "Apply" button to execute. MiniTool Partition Wizard will prompt us to reboot computer. During rebooting, the following executing interface will show up:
At last, the computer will reboot again. And you will find the volume in dynamic disk will have been enlarged. The work of enlarging volume is successfully finished.