By AOMEI / Last Updated February 26, 2020

What Is Windows SBS 2011?

Nowadays, many small businesses are using Microsoft SBS which is short for Small Business Server to do many things. Because Windows SBS 2011 is an effective server technology with the suitable design and price for the small and medium enterprises and a set of economical all-in-one server solution, and it can help improve enterprise operational efficiency. Besides, it has some core functions to meet company needs, such as protecting information security, advanced email and calendar functions, database and business support, file and printer sharing, remote access.

Windows SBS 2011 contains two versions, one is SBS 2011 Essentials which is designed for small businesses for up to 50 devices and 25 users and it is flexible and easy to use. For small enterprises, as a perfect primary server, Windows Server Essentials can be used a multi-server environment. Another version is Windows SBS 2011 standard which is designed with up to 75 users and it is affordable for small businesses and it owns high performance. No matter in which version, SBS 2011 provides users convenience for work.

Why to Resize Partition?

In business, due to many features of SBS, many company handle official business in Windows SBS 2011. With the increase of data, the data is running out of space and low disk partition problem always comes up, then maybe your server runs slowly to affect the office efficiency. At this time, many Windows users will resize Windows SBS 2011 server partition by shrinking or extending partitions to optimize the performance of disk and partition. Some users will use the Windows built-in disk management to resize SBS 2011 partition, but it is limited, because the unallocated space must be behind the partition that you want to resize, then you can resize and extend the partition, otherwise the Extend Volume is geyed out. In order to avoid some troubles during resizing partition and easily manage users’ disk and partition, choosing an easy and simple method is wise. How will users do to it? AOME Partition Assistant Server will help you.

How to Resize Windows SBS 2011 Server Partition?

AOMEI Partition Assistant is a disk and partition management which can help users resize/move/extend/split partition to manage disk space. In Windows SBS 2011, it is effective to resize partition for solving insufficient disk space and minimizing server downtime. How to resize SBS partition to improve the performance? There are some step-by-step guides to help you to achieve this goal.

Step 1: Download AOMEI Partition Assistant Server and install it.

Step 2: Choose the partition you want to resize and right click to select “Resize Partition”. (Here we resize D drive to as an example.)

Step 3: Then you can resize the size of D drive by dragging the arrow to right or left, and set the size of unallocated space. If one of your partitions has low space, you can allocate some space from the big partition. No matter the unallocated space is behind the partition or before, it is ok.

Step 4: After resize server partition, click “Apply” to finish the work.

In summary, it is quite easy and simply to resize Windows SBS 2011 Server partition for disk and partition management. As a disk management software, AOMEI Partition Assistant Server is effective for users to solve disk and partition problems. It can help you migrate OS to SSD, make bootable CD, allocate free space. And more useful features will allow you to manage server partition completely.


  • In addition to in Windows SBS 2011, AOMEI Partition Assistant Server is available in SBS 2003 and 2008, all PCs and Servers.

  • Resizing partition doesn’t cause data loss, so take it easy.

  • If you resize the size of system partition, you will restart your computer to finish the task.

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