In order to resize server partition more conveniently, many server 2003 users have converted their operating system to Windows Server 2008, hoping to manage disk conveniently and quickly by using Server 2008 built-in disk management tool. However, these users are disappointed, because this tool only can operate the end of the partition and can not accomplish Server 2008 partition resizing perfectly although it has made great improvement compared with Windows Server 2003. For example, when we want to extend partition with this tool, the partition can not be extended if there is no unallocated space behind the destination partition or the unallocated space is before the destination partition, like the following interface shows:
From this interface, we can see clearly that the functional option "Extend Volume" is not activated when there is no unallocated space behind the destination partition although an unallocated space is located before the destination partition. That is to say, system built-in disk management tool is unable to extend partition in Server 2008 under this situation. Therefore, if users want to extend partition in Server 2008 freely, they have to resort to the third party partition magic. In selecting the third party partition magic, I recommend MiniTool Partition Wizard which is developed by the distinguished software development company MiniTool Solution Ltd., because this partition magic updated editions not long before. After renewal, it not only can manage larger partition, but also enhances functions.
Resize partition in Server 2008 with MiniTool Partition Wizard
If we want to resize partition in Server 2008 with the latest edition of MiniTool Partition Wizard, we should visit its official website https://www.partitionwizard.com/ to free download it. Then, install and run it. After that, we will see the following interface:
This is the main interface of this partition magic. To resize Server 2008 partition, please select the partition which needs resizing (here, we select F partition), and then click "Move/Resize" button to enter the next interface:
In this interface, we can resize Server 2008 partition by dragging black triangles or inputting desired value to change the length of the partition handle (the above interface demonstrates how to extend Server partition). Then, click "OK" functional button to confirm operation.
Next, we go back to the above main interface. Here, we can see the size of the selected partition on Disk 1 has changed and a pending operation appears in "Operations pending" area. At this time, we need to check whether the partition state is expected. If it is desired, we click "Apply" to perform operation. After all operations are performed, we are successful to resize partition in Server 2008.
That is the whole process of resizing partition in Server 2008 with MiniTool Partition Wizard. If you still have doubts about the operating process, you can visit the official website of this partition magic to get a further understanding.