Windows Server 2008 is a Microsoft server operating system that inherits Windows Server 2003 R2. Windows Server 2008 enhances the security of the system and network environment, and helps IT staff to manage servers better. It provides a solid foundation for the server and network structure in any organization.
Why need partition software for Windows Server 2008?
In most cases, Windows Server 2008 is used to store some important data or files in the enterprise. However, as a server computer, due to long-term operation and use of the disk, you are likely to receive a warning message of "Low Disk Space". If it is not handled in time, Windows Server 2008 will slow down and even crash.
Of course, in Windows Server 2008 (R2), 2012 (R2), 2016, 2019, you can use the built-in tool Disk Management to manage disks.
It can help Server 2008 users delete/format/extend/shrink volumes. But it is not perfect, there are some limitations:
● Only the basic volume of the NTFS file system can be extended and shrunk.
● It can only extend the volume following the unallocated space on the adjacent right. That is, if there is unallocated space but not adjacent to the partition you want to extend, the “Extend Volume” option will be grayed out.
● “Shrink Volume” can only shrink the volume to the point where the unmovable file is located.
At this time, you need Windows Server 2008 partition software to solve these problems.
Feature introduction of AOMEI Partition Assistant Server
Fortunately, you can try AOMEI Partition Assistant Server. It is an all-in-one partition software for Windows Server 2008(R2)/2012(R2)/2016/2019/2022, and it can make up for the limitations of Disk Management. The graphical user interface allows the operator to be clear at a glance, simpler than Disk Management. You can download the demo version to see various features of it.
After download and installation, you can clearly see all the hard disks and partitions on the computer on this main interface.
In addition, you can see most of the features of this partition magic in the Partition Operation on the left, and these features are suitable for Windows Server.
☛Allocate Free Space: Support to allocate free space from one partition to another partition.
☛ Disk surface test: To find the bad sectors on the hard drive so that you can repair it.
☛ Wipe Partition: Help you to erase the data on the partition permanently to protect corporate privacy from being leaked.
☛ Clone Disk/Partition: Allows you to clone entire disks or partitions to back up important enterprise data.
☛ Convert NTFS to FAT32 file system: Realize the mutual conversion between NTFS and FAT32 without losing data.
☛ Rebuild MBR: This method can rebuild MBR to help you solve problems such as “error loading operating system” or “operating system not found”.
Practical example: Extend volume in Server 2008 with partition magic
As mentioned earlier, to extend the partition in Disk Management, the unallocated space must be adjacent to the target partition. But with the help of AOMEI partition Assistant, the possibilities have increased. It can move other partitions away, make the unallocated space adjacent to the target partition, and then extend.
Step 1. Then right-click D partition and select "Resize/Move Partition".
Step 2. Move the selected partition to the right side by using the arrow cross.
Step 3. Now, the unallocated space is next to C drive. Then right click C drive to select "Resize Partition" function to extend it.
Step 4.Then move slider to right and click "OK".
Step 5.Here, you can preview the C drive is extended. Click "Apply" to actually execute the operation.
In addition, you can also directly merge the unallocated space to the C drive through its "Merge Partition". It can directly merge non-adjacent unallocated space into another partition in 3 steps.
Do you now know what is the best partition software for Windows Server 2008? If you are looking for a reliable tool to solve the hard disk problem on Windows Server, AOMEI partition Assistant Server definitely will not let you regret it. It lets you manage the server computer flexibly and timely. If you haven’t tried it, please don’t hesitate.