By AOMEI / Last Updated February 25, 2020

Resize dynamic system volume in traditional method in Windows Server 2008

As we know the built-in Disk Management in Windows Server 2008 has been added "resize partition" function as a little improvement. However, it is only able to resize simple and spanned volume and the disk not involve the system volume, therefore, in the past most users have to convert dynamic disk to basic disk first to resize basic disk then revert it back. But currently, this is not the choice because of powerful dynamic disk management toolkit, AOMEI Partition Assistant Server developed out to manage dynamic disks.

Guide on how to resize dynamic system volume for Server 2008

Please download AOMEI Partition Assistant Server Demo version to take a try and follow the next steps before purchase. It will take several seconds to install it.

Launch AOMEI Partition Assistant Server, hit on the "Dynamic Disk" to start the dynamic disk manager window, then the local disks information will be automatically analyzed and directly shown out in the main interface:

Before operate, we need to make sure where we can get the spare unallocated space to merge to system volume. In our case, we could delete I: striped volume because it is almost empty.

Of course, you could choose your way to get the unallocated space according to your own needs like shrink one larger volume, no matter which method you prefer, Dynamic Disk Manager can do you a favor.

Step1. Right click I: volume and select “Delete Volume” option to get the new window to click “OK” to confirm:

Step2. Get the unallocated space, what we do next is move the unallocated space behind the system volume. Right click H: mirrored volume select “Resize/Move Volume” to get the new window, drag the H: slice to right:

Step3. After the 2nd step, we could right click C: system volume to choose “Resize/Move Volume” option to extend it, drag the right side rightwards:

Step4. In the main interface, we can preview the changes, to submit these changes we need click “Commit” on the toolbar.

Tips: Choose the right version according to your requirements

What we recommend for your convenience before purchase?

So, if you are interested in our product, you will intend to purchase. However, considering your convenience, please take several minutes to make sure what you really want to do:

  1. If you do not know what you disk type, please right click “My computer” → “ Manage” → “Disk Management” → check the disk type.

  2. If you do not want to use dynamic disks any longer, you could use AOMEI Partition Assistant to change dynamic disk to basic disk without deleting volumes or losing data.