Why need a partition magic tool for Windows Server 2008?
The disk partition is an indispensable part of every computer. To manage those disk partitions in Windows Server 2008, 2012, 2016, 2019 or 2022, the Server native Disk Management will be most users’ prior choice. It is able to help Server 2008 users to delete/format/extend/shrink volume, change drive letter and path, and make partition as active. The most commonly used features should be the “Extend Volume” and “Shrink Volume”, since the majority of users need to change the original partition size to make them more reasonable.
However, it has some limitations that will prevent you from successfully extending or shrinking a volume. ▸It is only able to extend and shrink basic volume that has no file system or use the NTFS file system. ▸It can only extend the volume that has been followed by an unallocated space on the adjacent right side, which means if there is an unallocated space but not adjacent to the partition you want to extend, the “Extend Volume” option will be greyed out. ▸The “Shrink Volume” can only shrink a volume to the point where the unmovable files are located (such as the page file or the shadow copy storage area.
Thus, you might need a partition magic program for Windows Server 2008.
Free download partition manager for Windows Server 2008
To flexibly resize disk partition in Windows Server 2008, you can turn to AOMEI Partition Assistant Server. It's an all-in-one partitioning expert that offers many powerful features to make up for the limitations of Disk Management. This software can work well in both 32 bit and 64 bit in Windows Server 2000, 2003, 2008(R2), 2012(R2), 2016, 2019, 2022, Windows Home Server 2011 and Windows SBS 2003, 2008, 2011.
It can extend or shrink partitions, whether the partition is NTFS or FAT32. If you want to extend a partition, it can move the unallocated space next to the partition you want to extend and add it to the target drive. If there is no unallocated space on the disk, you can also try to allocate free space, which means you can allocate free space from one drive to another.
Free download the demo version to see the detailed steps.
Step 1. On the main interface, right-click the partition that locates in the middle of the unallocated space and the volume you wish to extend, and select “Resize/Move Partition”.
Step 2. Drag the slider to the right side to move the selected partition.
Step 3. Back to the main interface, you can see the unallocated space is right behind the C drive now. Then, right-click the target partition and select “Resize/Move Partition”.
Step 4. Drag the arrow key to the right side to add the unallocated space into the selected partition.
Step 5. Now in the main interface, the partition is extended. To make it take effect, you have to click “Apply” to commit the pending operation.
In addition, if you don't like this way, you can even directly merge the target partition with non-adjacent unallocated space to extend it.
Step 1. On the main interface, right-click the target drive, choose “Advanced” and select “Merge Partitions”.
Step 2. In the pop-up window, tick the unallocated space and click “OK”.
Step 3. You will see the C drive has been extended. Then, click “Apply” at the toolbar to submit all the operations.
See? With the free partition magic, you can manage your disk partition more easily and flexibly. What's more important, AOMEI Partition Assistant Server has many other useful features, such as Migrate OS to SSD, Disk Clone, Make Bootable CD, Convert MBR to GPT, and more.
To install this software on multiple PCs and servers, you can consider AOMEI Partition Assistant Tech or Unlimited Edition according to your needs. Technician and Unlimited editions supports create portable version, which means you can create AOMEI Partition Assistant to removable devices.