By Cherry / Last Updated July 27, 2017

It is known that there are two types of hard disk: basic disk and dynamic disk. Basic disk was widespread used in the last few years, but now more and more users would like to use dynamic disk for its large capacity advantage. No matter how large the hard disk can be, it will be running out of space some time, especially for system volume. Then, a question comes to you, that is how to extend dynamic system volume in Windows Server 2008?

There are two methods that users can use to extend dynamic system volume, one is the built-in Disk Management, and the other is magic server dynamic disk manager- AOMEI Partition Assistant.

With Windows server 2008 native Disk Manager, you can extend server 2008 dynamic volumes to some extent. The first thing you need to know is that server 2008 built-in Disk Management tool cannot extend Mirrored /Striped/RAID5 Volumes. It can only extend simple and spanned volumes when there are some unallocated space contiguous behind them, if not, simple and spanned volumes also cannot be expanded.

If the internal tool cannot satisfy your requirements, third party partition software is necessary. AOMEI Partition Assistant is a professional, reliable and easy-to-use tool that can both work well with basic and dynamic disk.

Extend dynamic system volume with AOMEI Dynamic Disk Manager

With its absolutely user-friendly interface, it is very easy to increase C drive space in Windows 2008.

Step1: Launch AOMEI Partition Assistant and open dynamic disk manager.

Main interface

Step2: Right click H and select "Resize/Move" option to generate unallocated space.

Resize H

Step3: In the pop-up window, drag the right slider bar leftwards to shrink H.

Shrink F

Step4: Then move H: rightwards to set the unallocated space behind C drive.


Step5: Right-click C and select "Resize/Move" option.

Resize C

Step6: In the pop-up window, drag the slider bar rightwards to extend C drive.

Expand C

Step7: Click "Commit" on the toolbar to save all the changes.


From the detailed demonstrations above, you must know how to extend dynamic system volume. Then you need to free download this tool and try it immediately.