Extend Volume Greyed Out Server 2008 R2 -How To Extend Partition


You have come across this issue when using the Server 2008 r2 that the 'extend volume grayed out'. Do not fret; the issue is not with you alone. A lot of people experience, so you are not alone in this as you think. And above all, it is easily solvable with the right step. Using Disk Management tool could work for shrinking, formatting and other disk related tasks but does not work for extending your partition. There are so many reasons why this is so. But also, there is an easier to solve that with the IM-Magic Server edition.

Andrew Wright

Updated on 12/5/2021

by Andrew Wright

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Why Windows server 2008 disk management can't extend volume

Mostly there are partition magic software for Windows 10/8/7 and extend volume is available under disk management for most cases, however as to the Windows server 20008, the extend volume mostly are disabled for data security.

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Is there any tool that can extend volume without losing data in Windows server 2008? Yes, Partition Resizer Server could do the extending volume safely with just a few clicks.

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3 Steps with IM-Magic Partition Resizer Server Edition

The most secure way of extending the partition volume of your Server 2008 is by using the IM-Magic software. What makes the IM-Magic Server secured is that you do not have to worry over about losing any of your files. In most cases, trying out some of the experimental means of extending the partition always ends in the loss of most of your computer files.

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Once you install the IM-Magic Server Edition, launch the app. Then click the on the partition you want to extend. Next to it, move the allocated space you want to extend by and click on Move. Afterwards, click on Apply to complete the process. It is that easy.

[Guide] Steps to extend server 2008 volume without data loss

This step by step guide will show you the right way to extend any volume using  IM-Magic Partition Resizer Unlimited edition.

Step-1  Download install, and launch the program.

Step-2 Right click the large volume to produce unallocated free space.

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Step-3  Then right click c and drag the border to acquire the free space.

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Step-4 Apply the changes.

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There are so many reasons why you need to extend your partition. In this time when we rely so much on data and with that much data comes with big files. These big files eat so much into our hard drive space. This is one reason why your partition needs to be extended so the computer can have more memory.

Another reason for partition extension is to boost the improvement of your computer. Your computer needs so much space to run. In the case that your partition is low on space, your computer’s performance will gravely drag. Nobody wants a slow computer when you are in the bid to get things done on time.

The most common reason for partition extension is necessary is to prevent against a sudden crash. OS crash is the worst nightmare of any computer user. When your partition is crammed, it could result in a crash. And when that happens, you could lose all your valuable data.

Why Extending Volume is Greyed Out

While you could use the inbuilt utility of Disk Management Tool to perform so many drive related task, you may find it difficult using same to extend the volume of your partition on Windows Server 2008 R2. There are a few reasons for this.

  • One, the issue could happen if there is no unallocated space on your computer. Extending the volume of your drive needs some unallocated drive for it to work.
  • Another cause for the greyed out issue could be that the allocated space (when available) is not close to the partition you want to extend.
  • Disk is MBR that cannot hold size over 2tb
  • The partition is not NTFS...

Those among many other smaller issues could give you the greyed out issues with Server 2008 R2.

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