By AOMEI / Last Updated February 25, 2020

Windows Server 2008 Dynamic disk

Dynamic disk is started the introduction from Windows 2000 onwards, it offers a much greater flexibility for Windows Server Operating System and optimize disk I/O performance through the way to create dynamic volumes such provide mirrored or RAID 5 volume which all possess fault-tolerant ability.

Windows Server 2008, of course, supports dynamic disk and reflects its superiorities comprehensively. Commonly, users would like to combine Server 2008 and dynamic disk and achieve the best working flexibility.

Windows Server 2008 dynamic disk problems

The following kind problem on Windows Server 2008 can be found in many forums with the different description but point the same problem about dynamic disk.

"Hi guys

My Windows 2008 Server running this server has two HDDs (RAID 1) dynamic disks. The "great" admin set the size of C only to 12 gigs (other partitions are over 100 gigs), and now my C: drive is only 400 MB free space left. How I can resize the C drive on dynamic disk? "

The user wants to resize dynamic volume but it can not be performed at all. As the following operations are not possible to realize through all Windows built-in Disk Management:

Software for extending dynamic system partition Windows Server 2008

With the great effort, AOMEI Technology finds the solution and provides the program firstly, AOMEI Partition Assistant Server Edition, which can directly resize dynamic volume on Windows Server 2000/2003/2008/2011/2012 safely and easily via its built-in "AOMEI dynamic disk manager" feature.

Guide to extend dynamic system partition on Server 2008

With the great confidence, extend dynamic system partition on Windows Server 2008 will be finished with several steps. Before the operation, we inform the key factors:

  • There must have unallocated space behind the system volume. If not, shrink the volume which is larger enough to allocate the unallocated space for the next extend job available.

  • Generally, the tool can guarantee the data safety, certainly, the backup before any tasks is the highly recommendation as well.

  • The program operating arrangement. We can perform the expect jobs and preview the changes in advance, the last step by clicking "Commit" on the toolbar will take effect .

Step 1. Launch AOMEI Partition Assistant Server, click "Dynamic Disk" to start AOMEI dynamic disk manager tool. Right-click D volume and select "Resize/Move Volume".

Step 2. In the pop-up window, drag the left slider rightwards to shrink volume D. Then, click "OK".

Step 3. In like manner also, right-click system partition (C drive) and select "Resize/Move Volume". In the pop-up window, drag the right slider rightwards to merge unallocated space into C drive. Then, click "OK".

Step 4. Click "Commit".

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