How to resize partition and expand C drive in Windows Server 2012

Windows Server 2012 (R2) is the latest Operating System from Microsoft. Many organizations have started to test and deploy it. Certainly, Microsoft adds new features to this new OS, however, no improvement to disk management, even no option to create partitions when installing, so you see only one drive finally. All server managers know the truth that it is not a good idea to use only one drive for everything, it is better to devide a hard disk into several drives, one for operating system, one for applications, one for user data, etc. then how to get new partitions, what to do if a created drive running low (no free space left). Today, I want to share some ideas how to manage disk partitions in Windows Server 2012. How to create partitions after installing? As we know, to create new drives, there must be free Unallocated space in a hard … Continue reading






Extend system c drive on Windows Server 2003

This article introduces how to extend system boot partition (c drive) on Windows 2003 Server. Expand C drive without reinstalling or losing data. The most common disk partition issue in Windows Server 2003 is "Low Disk Space". After running this server for a period, you'll find that the system C: drive is running out of space, there is no enough free space to install Windows updates and applications. Sometimes, server reboot unexpectedly or even crash. Learn why low disk space alert and how to free up disk space http://www.hdd-tool.com/disk-space-usage/free-up-space-windows-2003-server.htm Don't expect too much by freeing up space, because Windows cleanup utility just help you remove this warning temporarily. You cannot get large amount of free space, you'd better extend the system c drive, especially when it is created too small. Firstly, let's see how to resize partitions and extend C: drive by taking free space from data volumes. Tips 1. … Continue reading






How to extend system C: drive in Windows SBS 2008?

Have trouble resizing partition or extending SBS 2008 system C: drive? Don't worry, in this article I'll introduce how to resize SBS 2008 system partition with ease. Actually, there is no difference resize a SBS 2008 partition comparing with Windows Server 2008 normal editions, because file system and disk partition structure in Small Business Server is the same. It is easy to extend SBS 2008 system C drive with partition magic software. Shrink a data drive to release free Unallocated space and then add the free space to system volume, so no need to start from scratch. However, you should select a safe and reliable partition software, because disk partition parameters will be changed during partition resizing, an unreliable partitioning utility may cause data loss or system failure. After selecting a tool, don't resize partitions immediately, I suggest you open SBS 2008 Disk Management and find out the disk partition … Continue reading