Low Space with System Drive in Windows SBS 2011
Windows SBS (Small Business Server) 2011 is the latest Microsoft’s Windows Server
edition which has many new features and update information including file printer
function, documents sharing, recovering file with automatic backup, calendar
function etc. Owing to the powerful functions of Windows SBS 2011, many businesses
choose to use SBS to do their office work. In work, the data is increasing day by
day, and during work, users need to install many applications in system partition to
take up space. Besides, when building server, many users may not know to have added
some applications to system partition. After a period of time, you will find system
partition has low disk space problem after some applications are installed or
updated. To solve the problem, many users know it is necessary for extending system
partition, but still feel a little bemused for the work. Here is an example of low
Situation: I meet a problem of low disk space now. My C drive’s total size is
about 48GB, and in C drive, I store many files, folders and some applications which
contains 26.7 GB, but the Windows always remind me low disk space in the lower right
corner of the computer which contains only 1.80GB free space. This makes me very
annoyed. To my surprise, where is the 20GB data gone? Then I delete all my
unnecessary files, but it still exists. How will I do to solve the trouble?
It doesn’t matter. Look at the below solution, and you will be very satisfied and
never worry about the insufficient disk space.
The Solution to Extend System Drive for Windows SBS 2011
In Windows SBS 2011, there is a built-in Shrink and Extend feature to do disk
management. However, it cannot help you to extend the system partition if there
isn’t unallocated space behind it. Here, the third server disk partition
software - AOMEI Partition Assistant Server to recommend to you. The
software is a good assistant for disk and partition management to solve insufficient
disk space by extending system drive without reinstalling system and loss data. How to extend system partition? There are some steps:
Step 1: Install AOMEI
Partition Assistant Server, then open the software, choose "All Tools" >“Extend Partition
Step 2: Then you will see the following screenshot, select “Extend System
Partition” and continue.
Step 3: Next you will see a welcome interface, you can extend the
partition without losing data and restarting computer. Here you can set automatic mode
for extending a partition, then click “Next”.
Step 4: To extend the partition capacity, you should allocate some space from the rest partitions to system partition. Select a partition to shrink and continue.
Step 5: Then moving the slider or fill the size in Size Box to increase
Step 6: Then you will see the operations which will be executed. Then
Step 7: After waiting for a while, system partition is extended.
In a word, it is easy to finish Windows SBS 2011 extend system drive to increase
space. With AOMEI Partition Assistant Server, users don’t worry data loss and the
trouble of reinstalling system. With the software, in Windows SBS 2003/2008/2011,
all PCs and Servers, you can safely manage your disk and partition.
In addition to AOMEI Partition Server, AOMEI Partition Assistant Unlimited and Technician Edition also support to extend system drive/resize/split/shrink/partition to help users solve many troubles.
During extending system partition, you need to allocate some space from other partition to increase system derive size. Or you can resize other partition to get some unallocated space and merge system partition with the unallocated space to achieve your aim.