Best Solution to Resize Partition on Windows Server 2016


If you have trouble with managing your disk partitions, you will find useful advice in this article, we will tell you how to resize partitions on Windows server 2016, and provide you with most effective and safest ways to solve your problem.

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by Andrew Wright

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Many people often wonder if they should partition their hard drive and what is to be gained from the partition? For those who don’t know what partition is; it is a way of reorganizing the space on your hard drive. Most laptops come with a single drive and by partition, we can divide the space on the hard drive into several parts for purpose of convenient.

Reasons to Resize Partition on Windows Server 2016

1. Partition your hard drive give one the option to better organize their files. You can use one of the partitions for sensitive information while the other can be accessible to all users.

2. One of the most important reasons people partition their hard drive is to have a place to back up their data.

3. By separating storage space, there is the possibility of having more speed on your computer.

4. Should you be interested in using more than one operating system on the same hard drive, partitioning the hard drive will allow you to do that conveniently by installing the operating system in separate sections of the drive.

Below are some ways to resize partition on window server 2016 on your system:

Extend Volume in Windows Server 2016 Using Disk Management

Disk Management partition in this server version is quite similar to the previous server 2016 method. It’s still built to be the default settings. In the 2016 version, you will need to make sure that the drivers are located in the following way: C Drive-Unallocated Space-d Drive- (other drives). In most occasions, this is its default diskmap setting.

Step 1: on your desktop, hover over the start icon and right-click on it. It will bring up a list of menus. Click on Disk Management. The disk management will show you the drives in the diskmap.

Step 2: Right-click on the c drive in the diskmap section. In the dialog box, click on ‘Extend Volume’. Then follow the instructions that shows after that.

After this is done, the c drive and the unallocated space will become one.

Use the Diskpart Command Prompt to Expand Partition Size.

The best way to expand your c drive using command prompt is to go through the start-up/boot command line as the diskpart command line is likely to give you an error message.

Once you have the required space in the target storage drive, input the following syntax in the command menu when booting:

List volume (enter)

select volume C extend size = 5899 (with the number representing the exact number of allocated spaces.

Resize Partition with IM Magic Partition Resizer Server

The IM-Magic Partition Resizer server is a third-party software that enables you to expand or shrink your partition to the desired level with little or no data loss. It is free to download and user-friendly. It also works on all the windows server system types. It comes with a free trial version.

Resize partition with IM magic partition resizerResize partition with IM magic partition resizer

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Step 1: Right-click on the partition that requires reducing and select ‘Resize/Move’ option.

Step 2: in the next screen, place the cursor at the edge of the partition that needs shrinking until the cursor icon changes to <->. At this point, you can shrink it by narrowing its edge.

Steps to resize your disk partition
Steps to resize your disk partition

Step 3: You can also expand it by allocating the freed-up space to the partition you want.

Steps to resize your disk partition
Steps to resize your disk partition

The software is available for download at


Partitioning gives more space for the effective use of the computer and ensures that RAM space is efficiently managed. Three effective ways of doing this have been shown above. It is up to you to choose the option that best suits you.

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