How to Extend Disk Partition Windows Server 2008 R2

Video Tutorial to Resize Partitions with Partition Tool

Summary

You can find best solutions here to extend disk partitions in Windows server 2008 r2 if you want to better manage your disk space.

Andrew Wright

30/09/2020

by Andrew Wright

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Extend partitions by clean up useless files

Using Windows Server 2008 R2 has its own perks. The improved programs, tools, and updates make it a better choice for any type of office work. However, the additional programs and constant updates consume a lot of space and the disk partition becomes full. How did it happen even you haven’t installed any application programs lately? Well, this can also occur due to computer viruses. To exclude any risks of going through these steps even when the partition is not even full, follow the solutions explained below

computer viruses. To exclude any risks of going through these steps even when the partition is not even full, follow the solutions explained below

Use disk cleanup system utility on each partition

Delete temporary files from your computer. This can be done by pressing windows+R > then Enter %temp% > Press Enter > Delete all files showed in the new window.

Deleting all unnecessary application programs through the control panel. It is recommended to delete the files from c-drive manually after uninstalling through Control Panel.

The above steps should increase the disk space of your partitions to much extent. However, if you still face “low disk space” issues, follow the below solutions to extend disk partition windows server 2008 R2.

Extend Partitions with Disk Management

Windows Server 2008 R2 provides you the facility to manage partition using the built-in disk management tool . To do so, follow these steps

Open the Disk Management

Right Click on the system partition and click on Shrink Volume

In the new windows, enter the amount of free volume you want to shrink

Click Shrink to complete the process

Similarly, click Extend and enter the amount of unallocated space you want to add to the system partition

Limitation: Note that the unallocated space can only be added to a partition if is present adjacent to the partition.

Extend partitions with Diskpart

Diskpart is a command line tool that allows you to manage volume, disk, and partition configurations. Diskpart management is carried out through a remote session, script, or direct command input. Follow the below steps to extend disk partition windows server 2008

Press windows+R and enter cmd

Now type Diskpart on the command line interface and a new diskpart window will open

Enter List Volume

From the list of volumes, type Select Volume 1, 2, 3 (which you would want to extend/shrink)

Now use the command shrink desired=size to shrink the volume

Similarly, use the command extend but make sure the unallocated space is placed adjacent to the drive.

Limitation: Like Disk Management, the unallocated space should be placed right next to the partition to be extended.

Extend Partition with Third-Party Partition Software

Considering the limitations and data loss risks, it is recommended to better go with third-party disk management software. IM-Magic Server Edition is one of the best partition resizer software that allows its users to extend c drive easily – it has no limitations. Follow the steps below to extend disk partition easily

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Download, Install, and Open IM-Magic Server Edition

Right Click on the disk you want to shrink and click on Resize/Move

Now drag the colorful Storage Bar to separate the free space

Shrink the partition to make unallocated spaceShrink the partition to make unallocated space

The separated space will be grayed out and called unallocated space

Now keep dragging the unallocated space to the left by opening each disk partition until it becomes next to the drive you want to extend

Shrink the partition to make unallocated spaceShrink the partition to make unallocated space

Note that the unallocated space must be adjacent to the disk partition you want to extend

Now open the partition and add the unallocated space to it. The partition will be extended.

One good thing about IM-Magic Server is that it provides you 100% control over the disk and all the system files and OS itself remains untouched.

If you fail to free up space using the above steps or any of these solutions, it is recommended to change to a bigger hard drive. In case of further questions, feel free to leave a reply below.

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