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Extend server 2008 boot partition

  • Windows Server 2008 is the latest server edition operating system published by Microsoft, offering more powerful functions. Compared with previous server edition operating systems such as Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008 has made enormous improvement providing a safe as well as efficient platform for developing and reliably carrying Web applications and services. Windows Server 2008 has exhibited exciting new function in both work group and data center. Nevertheless, no matter how excellent the functions provided by Windows Server 2008 are, it still needs a stable and efficient partition to be the basis. As an integral part of computer, partitions are logical areas of disk that help user utilize disk space more efficiently. Managing Windows Server 2008 partition with system build-in disk management tool is far from being enough to enhance partition performance and mange partitions properly. Therefore, Windows Server 2008 user should have recourse to a third-party partition manager server to realize those operations such as extend partition, wipe partition, resize partition, merge partition, create partition, delete partition, format partition, convert partition format, copy partition, hide partition, explore partition, change drive letter, etc. Talking about partition manager server, I would like to recommend MiniTool Partition Wizard.

    Boot partition
    To understand boot partition clearly, I have to compare boot partition with system partition since they shares so many similarity in the eyes of user who generally believe system partition is boot partition. However, boot partition is different from system partition. System partition is a common term used in Windows operating systems referring to the partition which is employed to boot Windows and includes boot files of operating system such as boot.ini, ntldr under its root directory. Boot partition however contains the Windows operating system files and its supported files. Boot partition can be rather than must be the same with system partition. Judging from their definitions, we may know boot partition contains the Windows file directories and system partition includes boot files. The differences of boot partition and system partition are projected most obviously on multisystem computers.

    Extend Server 2008 boot partition with MiniTool Partition Wizard
    User should first download MiniTool Partition Wizard at MiniTool Partition Wizard Download Center and then install it to computer.
    User would come to the following main interface after running the partition manager server.



    This is the main interface of MiniTool Partition Wizard where user should clearly see the system partition of this computer. Select C:, the boot partition here, then click "Move/Resize".



    User should adjust partition size in this interface by dragging the left and right arrow or directly entering accurate values in the textboxes. To extend Server 2008 boot partition, we drag the right triangle rightwards. Note that user should check the "Using Enhanced Data Protecting Mode" to guarantee data safety.



    This is the previewing interface which shows the boot partition C: has been successfully resized. Lastly, click "Apply" to execute pending operation. Then, we are successful to extend Server 2008 boot partition with this partition manager server.