By Lucas / Last Updated May 12, 2023

Why partition Windows Server 2008 R2?

You may discover that one of your partitions is either too huge or too little to contain documents and data. If your C partition is becoming big and your D partition is vacant, which might severely influence disk speed, you will be disappointed when you need to upgrade or install your system or program. To avoid this problem, people will partition their devices. And most users would choose to partition devices for: 

• Better arrange your data
After dividing a hard disk into many different logical drive partitions, you may organize your data on every partition much more precisely such as one for your operating system, one for your files, and so on.

• Run various operating systems on the same computer
If you wish to run two distinct operating systems on the same computer, you'll need numerous separate partitions because each operating system requires its partition.

• Reduce the dangers of data loss
If you have multiple partitions for OS and other personal data, you may keep your files safe and decrease the data loss when the operating system fails and needs a reinstallation.

So to use all space resources on the disk, partitioning your device is quite helpful.

Quickly partition hard drive in Windows Server 2008 R2

As a result, finding a reasonable mechanism to allocate disk space is critical to partition your disk in Windows Server 2008 R2. Many Server 2008 R2 customers would like to resize partitions on their drive using Disk Management or Diskpart. Sometimes, they provide you some support to manage partitions indeed. Most Windows Server users don't know how to use Diskpart? Still, Diskpart is geeky and complicated for most people because of those complex commands.

Thus, we need to manage our partitions more easily with an appropriate third party like partition magic for Windows Server 2008 R2. AOMEI Partition Assistant Server is such a competent partition software. All Windows Server 2003, 2008 (R2), 2012 (R2), 2016, 2019, and 2022 users are supported by the functions it includes.

To partition a hard drive in Windows Server 2008 R2, Disk Management has some restrictions. However, AOMEI Partition Assistant offers the users an easy way to manage the partitions without such restrictions. With only some clicks, it can automatically partition a disk for you.

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Now, let's see how to use this tool to manage your partitions in Windows Server 2008 R2 simply.

Method 1. Split a large partition into two smaller partitions

Step 1. Install and launch AOMEI Partition Assistant. Right-click the partition which you want to split, and select "Split Partition" (ex: C drive).

Split partition

Step 2. In this window, you can change the original and new partition size by dragging the double-headed arrow leftwards or rightwards. Additionally, you can directly type in the number of the size you want to give to your new/original partition, and click “OK” to continue.

Drag

Tip: If the partition exists on an SSD, you can tick “Allow partition alignment to optimize the performance of SSD” by clicking “Advanced".

Step 3. Click “Apply” and "Proceed" to confirm the change.

Proceed

Method 2. Quick partition a new disk

If you need to partition a new hard drive, you can choose the "Quick Partition" function.

Step 1. Click “Quick Partition” in the right menu.

Quick Partition

Step 2. Set all parameters in the settings window, and click "Start".

Start

When the task is finished, your disk will be partitioned as your settings.

Finish

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All in all, AOMEI Partition Assistant is a very powerful and mature partition software. As a versatile computer tool, users can also find GPT/MBR conversion function in AOMEI Partition Assistant. It is not easy to convert the type of disk between MBR and GPT due to some technical problems. And like resizing/shrinking/moving partition, this process is safe too.

Another key feature of AOMEI Partition Assistant is Primary/Logical partition conversion. For those who initially created four primary partitions and now need to create more partitions, this function is very helpful. The primary partition can be converted to a logical partition without losing any data.