With the built-in Disk Management, the goal of extending partition in Windows Server 2008 becomes realizable. Because it possesses several functions, such as, extend/shrink volume, format/delete partition, mark partition as active and change drive letter and paths. At the same time, all these features support the dynamic disk as well.
But unfortunately sometimes, you may come across the situation that the extend volume just grayed out so that you can not carry out the operation. Why? Because the snap-in Disk Management has some limitations on extending volume option, that is, it can only work with contiguous unallocated space. In this case, you have to get an unallocated space with the help of other software. Then, the process of extending volume with a specially designed partition tool, AOMEI Partition Assistant will be introduced to solve this problem.
Compared to the built-in Disk Management in Windows Server 2008, AOMEI Partition Assistant has many advantages.
Two methods of extending system (C) drive with the powerful tool
The picture below is the main interface.
Tips: download the AOMEI Partition Assistant Server Edition, install and launch it.
Method 1: extend system drive with "Extend Partition Wizard".
Case 2: there is an unallocated space on the disk.
Apart from the methods mentioned above, there are still many other features, such as, merge, split, allocate free space, etc. Also, there are several versions that meet different users' need.