[New Guide] How to Defrag Server 2022

I n this article, you’ll see how to defrag Server 2022 with 2 useful defragment tools. One is from Windows system, the other is a more powerful third-party application.


By Lucas / Updated on May 12, 2023

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Should I defrag Windows Server 2022?

If you’re using an HDD in your Windows machine, whether it's Server 2022, 2016, 2012, or Windows 11, 10, 8, or 7, it might be quite slow one day. Although there might be several causes, such as a hardware failure, viruses, or an outdated GPT driver, the most typical is that the hard drives are excessively fragmented.


File fragments will disperse on the whole hard drive, which can lengthen the seeking time of the read/write head in the disk. If you defrag it regularly, the files will be arranged orderly, and the disk might perform better.

How to defrag Server 2022 HDD

In this section, two techniques will be presented: the typical Windows built-in defrag application and a third-party disk management software program. They can both plan defragmentation of Server 2022.

Tool No.1: Defragment app from Windows

“Defragment and Optimize Drives” in the Windows defrag application, allows users to defrag the target drives and to set a schedule defrag plan.

Step 1. Type “defrag” in the search bar, click the best match selection.

Step 2. In the “Optimize Drives” app, if you wish to defrag right now, please click the target drive, and click “Analyze”, then click “Optimize”. If you wish to set a schedule defrag, you need to click “Change settings”.

Change settings

Step 3. Tick the option “Run on a schedule” and then, you’re able to set frequency for defragging and choose which drives to defrag. After these steps, click on “OK” to save the changes.


Tool No.2: Professional Server defragment app

However, you should be aware that the defragment utility requires idle time to work. During the procedure, if you’re using your computer, running other programs, your machine will perform badly, and there might be data loss. Windows app doesn’t have the choice of a specific time set to let you prepare. Therefore, we recommend you try AOMEI Partition Assistant Server.

Its “Disk Defrag” feature turns it into professional Windows Server defrag software. In addition to selecting a defrag frequency from daily, weekly, or monthly, this software also allows you to select whether to defrag at startup or login. Meanwhile, you can determine under what circumstances you want to defrag your PC: the fragment rate, the idle time… With a more detailed schedule defragment, your hard drive will be better.

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Tip: Due to defrag an SSD is not recommended, if you installed an SSD, it will show “Normal” in the “Status” column.

Step 1. Install and launch AOMEI Partition Assistant Server, wait until all disks and partitions appear on the home interface, and then, click “Free up” on in the top toolbar, and choose “App Mover”.

Disk defrag

Step 2. In the “Disk Defrag” Window, please click on the “Schedule” button. Of course, you can choose to analyze and defrag the target drive before you set your schedule.


Step 3. In the “Schedule Settings”, you can choose which drive to defrag and decide whether to run defrag daily, weekly, or monthly.

Monthly defrag

Step 4. Then, you can consider presetting on what conditions to defrag. Tick the “Conditions” box, and click the “Define” button, you can finish the conditions according to your wishes.

Conditions settings

After you change all settings, click “OK” to save and close all windows. The schedule defrag programs will launch when all set conditions are satisfied, so you don’t need to worry about anything. And if you defrag during the time and frequency you set, it won’t affect your schedule defrag Server 2022.

Further tips: How often should you defrag a Server disk?

Defragmenting your computer aids in the organization of data on hard drives and greatly improves performance, particularly in terms of speed. If your computer is performing slower, it might be caused by fragmentation, then defragment is necessary.

However, how often should you defrag a Server? Does frequent defragmentation hurt hard drives? Generally, you should do a defrag on your computer at least once a month if you use your machine every day for more than 8 hours, especially if the disks are more than 10% fragmented, and defragmentation does not harm your hardware. However, if you defrag regularly, it may not be as effective.


How to defrag Server 2022? Windows Servers, like the Windows series, have their own built-in application for schedule defrag. You learned how to use this program to plan defragmentation for hard disks on your Server machine in this post. However, there is a more capable software application with more helpful capabilities – AOMEI Partition Assistant Server – that allows you to plan disk defragmentation and manage hard drives and partitions. “Partition Clone”, “Allocate Free Space”, “Convert to GPT” are all included.

Lucas · Staff Editor
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