By Lucas / Last Updated November 1, 2022

Although Server now has the 2022 edition, some companies are still running Server 2008. Compared to Windows Server 2000 or 2003, Windows 2008 has much stronger functions on disk management. One of the greatest progress is that the snap-in Disk Management of Windows 2008 can extend and shrink volume, which makes the management more flexible and convenient.

Why can't I move partition?

However, progress does not mean it will not have defects anymore. So does the Server 2008. The extending feature mentioned above has a limit: it can be operated only if there is an unallocated space right behind the target volume.

If not, users must delete the right contiguous drive or reinstall the system to have a larger C drive because the Disk Management can not move any unallocated volume to the location we want.

Therefore, moving partition in Server 2008 is the first question that needs to be solved. Then how to realize it? This post will give a nice choice.

Move partition in Windows 2008 with a Server management tool

When there is no unallocated space right behind C drive. At the same time, lots of space of drive D is not used. To extend drive C to make your computer perform better, you have released 30.9GB from D volume. But the unallocated space generated does not locate in the proper position, which leads that merging it into drive C could not be accomplished.

AOMEI Partition Assistant Server is a professional Server management tool that can help you to move partitions in Windows 2008 easily and safely. The "Move Partition" function can easily solve this problem for you, it can resize and move partition even if it enables BitLocker encryption. And besides "Move Partition", you can try "Allocate Free Space" and "Merge Partition" to extend C drive space.

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Step 1. Download and install it on your computer. Open its main interface, right-click on D volume and select "Move Partition"

Move partition

Step 2. In the pop window, drag the slider bar rightward to the end of the pop-up window. Click "Ok" and preview your change.


Step 3. Click "Apply" on the toolbar to save your operation.


Note: The unallocated space must be equal to or larger than the target volume and just right behind it.


To move partition in Server 2008, AOMEI Partition Assistant Server gives you the best choice. And it also supports Server 2022/2019/2016/2012(R2). With it, you can manage your Server much more effectively. Besides the features we've mentioned, this versatile tool can also convert to GPT/MBR without data loss, clone disk, move installed programs or Users folders...etc.