By Catherine / Last Updated July 31, 2020

Need the Partition Magic for Server 2012

Partition Magic was developed by PowerQuest Corporation. After it was purchased by Symantec, it was renamed as Norton Partition Magic. It is popular partition software and enjoys powerful features like resize, move, merge, split and copy disks partitions with NTFS or FAT16/32 file systems. On December 8, 2009, Symantec official website stated that they do not update Partition Magic anymore. Moreover, the server edition of Partition Magic can’t support Windows Server 2012. Then, you can turn to an alternative to the Partition Magic for Windows Server 2012.

Powerful Partition Magic for Windows Server 2012 (R2)

Among all available alternatives to Partition Magic tools, AOMEI Partition Assistant Server will be my preference out of the reasons given below:

  • Clean install: There is no third-party software bundle in the installation package of AOMEI Partition Assistant Server.

  • Easy-to-use: With an intuitive graphical user interface, it is easy to use and follow even for non-tech users.

  • Compatibility: Apart from Windows Server 2012, it can work with Windows Server Windows Server 2003, 2008 (R2), 2011, 2016, and 2019.

  • Full-featured: It enjoys many powerful features, enabling you to manage your disks and partitions completely and roundly.

Next, we will introduce some highlighted features of AOMEI Partition Assistant Server.

Merge Partitions: Combine two adjacent partitions together or merge adjacent/non-adjacent unallocated space to another volume.
Allocate Free Space: Allocate free space directly from one partition to partition that you want to extend.
Split Partitions: Directly divided one partition into two, and it is available to adjust both sizes.
Disk Clone Wizard: Provide two methods to copy disk without data loss, usually applied when you need to upgrade HDD to SSD or replace drive with larger one without reinstallation OS and applications.
Migrate OS to SSD or HDD: Transfer the present OS partition to SSD or HDD without losing data.
Convert MBR disk to GPT and versa vice: It allows you to convert system disk or data disk between MBR and GPT without deleting partition or data loss.
Dynamic disk converter: convert a dynamic back to a basic disk without deleting any dynamic volumes in advance.

Demonstration: Extend Server 2012 C drive with the Partition Magic

In this section, we will illustrate how to extend C drive with unallocated space generated from shrinking D drive.

1. Install and run AOMEI Partition Assistant Server Edition. Move the cursor on D drive, right-click and select “Resize Partition”.

Resize A Partition

2. In the Move and Resize Partition windows, drag the slider to the left side to shrink it, and put the cursor on the entire D drive to drag it to the right side, which can move this partition after the unallocated space.

Move And Resize Partition

3. Now, you will find an unallocated space after C drive. Right-click the C drive and choose “Resize Partition”.

Resize Destination Partition

4. Next, drag the slider to the right side to extend it with unallocated space.

Extend Partition Size

5. Back to the main interface, click on “Apply” and “Proceed” to commit the pending operation.


See? With this more professional Partition Magic for Windows Server 2012, you can extend C drive without any difficulties. To install such amazing software on unlimited computers within one company, you can switch to the AOMEI Partition Assistant Unlimited.