Need a partition tool for Windows Server 2008 (R2)
It is well known that in 2003, the famous software company – Symantec has acquired the hard disk drive partition manager: Partition Magic.But it was no longer updated from that time. Consequently, even the final version could only run on the platform of Windows 98, XP and Windows 2000 Professional. What’s worse, it was even stopped to provide supports for users in 2011. So people don't anchor their hope on Partition Magic any more when managing drives in Windows Server 2008.
Then what could be done if you want to resize volume in Windows Server 2008? Surely, the snap-in Disk Management of Windows 2008 can make some contributions such as extending and shrinking partitions, but it cannot do all operations like moving volume. That means users' demand still cannot be satisfied. In this case, you might need to turn to a comprehensive partition tool for Server 2008 and 2008 R2 SP1 – AOMEI Partition Assistant Server. It can help you to manage your hard disk partitions with ease in Server operating systems.
Main features of AOMEI Partition Assistant Server Edition
As the alternative of Partition Magic, AOMEI Partition Assistant Server develops many popular and powerful functions to make the disk management easier and safer. It comes with some basic partition operations including creating, deleting, formatting, resizing (extend or shrink) partitions and more.
Apart from above basic features, this partition software for Windows Server 2008 is also able to copy partition, align partition, split partition, wipe disk, wipe partition, move partition, convert FAT32 to NTFS and vice versa without losing data, convert primary and logical partition, disk surface test to find out the bad sector on your hard drive, all of which you cannot find in Disk Management tool. Furthermore, it provides Windows Server users with some extra advanced features: extend partition wizard, allocate free space from one partition to another, and quickly partition a large hard drive.
All of these operations would not corrupt the integrity and safety of your data. Except Server 2008, this partition tool supports many other servers, including Windows Server 2000/2003/2008/2012 R2, Windows Home Server 2011 and Windows SBS 2003, 2008, 2011.
How to use this partition manager for server 2008 (R2)?
Now take a look at how AOMEI Partition Assistant Server Edition works for you. Below is the main interface. You see, it has a clean interface with functions available listed on the left and menu items listed on the top. The middle pane shows further details about your disk information. The concise style is quite intuitive.
To use this versatile partition tool, you just need to right click the partition you want to operate, and a small window will pop up. In this small window list many options: resize partition, move partition, delete partition, format partition, change label, and some other advanced features as showing in the picture.
Take resize partition (F) for an example:
Step 1. Right click your partition F and select Resize Partition. Or you can get another access at the left Partition Operation line – Resize Partition.
Step 2. And then, just drag the it to the right or left to extend or shrink it, here we are shrink this F partition.
Step 3. You can preview your operations at Pending Operations before applying them.
The Apply, Discard, Undo, Redo buttons permit you to freely make a switch on your operations. So even if you are a newbie, you still can play the partition software for Server 2008 in your hand.
In Brief, AOMEI Partition Assistant Server Edition provides the most basic capabilities of a partition manager, with emphasis on preserving data integrity throughout the operation. It has made a good impression on Windows server users. So don't hesitate, give it a try and you will never regret.