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

How to resize partition on Windows Server 2011/2008/2003?

Many people don't know how to resize a Windows Server partition. This page lists some tutorials resizing partitions in Windows Server editions, including Server 2003/2008 and Small Business Server 2011/2008/2003. Windows Server 2003 How to resize partition on Windows 2003? How to resize Server 2003 partition? How to resize partition on Windows 2003 Server X64? How to resize partition on Windows 2003 Server R2? Resize C drive Windows 2003 Server Windows Server 2008 How to resize partition on Windows 2008 Server? How to resize Server 2008 partition? How to resize partition on Windows 2008 Server R2? Resize C drive Windows 2008 Server Windows Small Business Server How to resize partition in SBS 2003? How to resize SBS 2008 partition? How to resize partition on SBS 2011? Hardware RAID How to resize RAID 1 partition? How to resize RAID 5 partition? VMware Resize Windows Server 2003 partition in VMware Resize Windows … Continue reading

How to resize partition Windows Server 2003?

It is not an easy task for many people to resize partition in Windows 2003 Server, so in this article, I want to give some hints how to resize Server 2003 partitions and extend the system C drive. Why resize Windows Server 2003 partition The common disk space problem in Windows 2003 Server is that system C drive running out of space. If there is no free space on system C drive, you cannot install Windows updates and any applications. In this situation, operating system runs extremely slow, even reboot unexpectedly or crash. Backup and restore is not a good idea to solve this problem, because costs a long time and there is potential risk of losing data when you delete and recreate partitions. The fastest way is by resizing the Server 2003 partitions. Extend the c drive by taking free space other data volumes. Chief point when resizing Windows … Continue reading

How to Resize RAID Partition without Data Losing

Do you come across the situation that the system partition C: drive is run out of place on the created RAID Array? Under this condition, the best solution is to resize your raid partition rather than to recreate the RAID. What is RAID? RAID – which stands for Redundant Array of Inexpensive Disks, or sometimes alternatively Redundant Array of Independent Disk – is a technology that employs the simultaneous use of two or more hard disk drives to achieve greater levels of performance, reliability, and/or larger data volume sizes. It is used for computer data storage schemes that can divide and replicate data among multiple hard disk drives. Two major design goals of RAID are: increased data reliability and increased input/output performance. There are various combinations of these approaches giving different trade-offs of protection against data loss, capacity, and speed, including RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 2, RAID 3, RAID … Continue reading

resize partitions under windows 7

Windows 7 Introduction Windows 7 (formerly codenamed Blackcomb and Vienna) is the next version of Microsoft Windows, an operating system produced by Microsoft for use on personal computers, including home and business desktops, laptops, Tablet PCs, net books and media center PCs. Windows 7 is intended to be an incremental upgrade for Vista, with the goal of being fully compatible with device drivers, applications, and hardware which Windows Vista is already compatible with. Each time Microsoft releases a new version of Windows, the requirements for hardware will be much higher than before. Windows 7 Beta recommended specifications Beta Recommended Specs Processor Speed 1 GHz(Either 32-bit or 64-bit) Memory (RAM) 1 GB Graphics card DirectX 9.0 capable Graphics memory 128 MB (For Windows Aero) HDD free space 16 GB Other drives DVD-ROM Audio Audio output Disk Management Tool in Windows 7 There is no obvious improvement of Disk Management Tool in Windows … Continue reading