Server Partition Software

by Jane / Sunday, October 09, 2016 / PUBLISHED in Partition Magic Server

Server Partition Software aims to make resizing partition easy in Windows Server system, although server disk management has a great improve on the previous edition, it is still hard to use in post-disk management. You can't even extend volume in Windows Server 2003 disk management. Diskpart command line, on the other hand, can't extend C Drive when there's no bootable CD available. So hire professional Server partition software in necessary in daily disk managing.

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Resize Partition in Server 2008 and Server 2012 is much easier than Server 2003, Windows adds Extend Volume and Shrink Volume in Server Disk management for better hard drive partition managing, and these two options make partitioning really efficiency on new disk. But when you want to redistribute disk space on old disk, they are not the best chose. Why is that?

  1. Extend Volume is not always clickable, on the contrary, it is often greyed out, because after partitioning, we'll allocate free space to partitions, won't let them stay as unallocated. Extend Volume, however, needs continues unallocated space to make itself active. So there's no option but delete D Drive and make D Drive as unallocated space again. Will you do that? Will you delete the whole partition? Backup D partition and delete it and restore D partition again is an option if you have enough time for this, but you are not using a home pc, it's a server system you are using, what will cost you on deleting this partition?
  2. OK, if you insist, D Drive is deleted, and unallocated space is ready for C Drive, but you still can't extend C drive with unallocated space! Wait, check the file system on system partition, it's, ah… FAT32! Extend Volume won't support FAT32, need to convert FAT32 to NTFS, and do it again. That's really a long way to go.
Extend Volume active
Extend Volume Grayed out

So Extend Volume only take effect when continues unallocated space to NTFS C Drive, are there any server partition software can manage server hard drive without any limitations? Yes, that's what we are talking about in this page, You can use disk management alternative, best server 2008 partition software: Macrorit Partition Expert Server Edition, works well in both FAT32 and NTFS file system, can successfully extend C Drive even when no continues unallocated space to C Drive.

Here're the steps and screenshot of how to extend C Drive in Windows Server 2008. Or you can click the followed link to download and have a try. Besides, Partition Expert has the unique technology of disaster-protection among all the partition software in the world, which will best secure server data even when emergency things happen to server. After all, most server user's first concern is data safe.

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