Windows Server 2012 Increase Size of System Partition

Summary

This page will introduce partition software to extend system partition on Windows Server 2012 or Windows Server 2012 R2 when getting low disk space alert.

Andrew Wright

November 26, 2014

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Windows 2012 Partition Software Download

Download IM-Magic Partition Resizer Server to increase the size of system partition when has low disk space on Windows Server 2012.

Resize System Partition for Windows 2012

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System partition low disk space on Windows 2012 can cause a lot of trouble, so you should allocate enough free space for system partition. However, system partition will run out of disk space some day no matter how much space you allocate to it. If you don't want to run into any trouble due to low disk space, you can resize system partition with professional partition software. IM-Magic Partition Resizer Server has the function of resize system partition not only on Windows Server 2012, but also on other Windows Servers. With this software, you can increase size of Server 2012 system partition without repartitioning hard disk.

Steps to Increase Size of System Partition in Windows 2012

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How to redistribute disk space in Windows Server 2003

Step 1:
Download, install and run IM-Magic Partition Resizer Server. Right click a partition that has much free space and choose "Resize/Move".

Step 2:
Shrink the selected partition so as to create some unallocated space.

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Shrink other large partition to produce free space for C drive

free space after shrinking other large server partition

Step 3:
Move the unallocated space close to system partition. Right click the system partition and choose "Resize/Move".

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Right click c drive to get started with extending c

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Step 4:

Add the unallocated space to system partition and click "Apply" button.

Download IM-Magic Partition Resizer Server Edition

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Windows Server 2012 System Partition Low Disk Space

"When I start my PC, system says that C drive (system partition) is running on low disk space and I need to delete some files to free up the disk space. I have never encountered the similar problem before, so I don't know if it will have any influence if the system partition keeps running out of disk space. However, I don't want to delete any file. Did anybody have the similar experience about system partition low disk space? Can you tell me how to resolve the problem? By the way, my PC is running Windows Server 2012 operating system."

I need some free space on system partition on Windows Server 2012 because system frequently says low disk space warning message. Extend Volume option under Disk Management is grayed out, so I cannot extend the system partition there. Is there any other way to increase the size of system partition?

Increase Size of System Partition with Partition Software

When installing a hard disk on computer, you may divide the hard disk into several partitions and allocate reasonable space to each partition. If you want to reallocate disk space, you may need to repartition the hard disk. However, with the professional partition software IM-Magic Partition Resizer Server, you can reallocate disk space without repartitioning hard disk. This partition software works as magic to move free space from one partition to another. Therefore, you can increase the size of system partition easily as long as there is free space on other partition. However, you should remember that you can only move free space on the same hard disk. If there is more than one hard disk on your computer, you cannot move free space from one hard disk to another disk.

Why Extend Volume Is Grayed out under Disk Management?

There is an "Extend Volume" option under Disk Management on Windows Server 2012. This option can help you extend a volume so that you don't need to repartition hard disk to reallocate disk space or reformat disk to free up space. However, in many situations, the "Extend Volume" option is grayed out. Why? Well, Disk Management works as disk management tool and the "Extend Volume" functions similar as a partition tool to resize hard disk on Windows Server 2012. However, you can extend a partition under Disk management only on condition that there is adjacent unallocated space. If there is no adjacent unallocated space, the "Extend Volume" will be grayed out.

Resize System Partition for Windows Server 2012 R2

Windows Server 2012 R2 runs on low disk space on system partition? IM-Magic Partition Resizer Server allows you to increase size of system partition in Windows Server 2012 R2 too. Here are the main features of the IM-Magic Partition Resizer Server:
* Resize system partition on Windows Server 2003 2008 2012
* Increase size of system partition in Windows Server VMware
* Expand system partition size on Windows Server RAID 5
* Resize disk partition without touching any data
* Resize FAT32 and NTFS partition without rebooting or reinstalling


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