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How to Shrink Windows Server 2000/2003/2008 Volume?

Under what kind of circumstance will Server users shrink their partitions? We found such kind topics; generally speaking, they will shrink the partitions which are larger enough for creating another partition or extend partition which is running out of space especially satisfy system partition.

It is impossible to touch the perfect partition distribution when first install operating system, that's because the users ignore the following Windows updates or bugs repair. In this case, we introduce the efficient method to shrink volume for various needs.

Since the partition problems confused Server users early, many IT experts who with great passion started developing handy partition software for transcend the limitation of Window Disk Management. Fortunately and gratifying, a series of partitioning software like Partition Magic alternatives which came into being to solve majority users' problems.

Here, we start to shrink partition by using Server Partition Magic software - Partition Assistant Server Edition, you can try to follow our steps by download partition magic free trial version.

  1. Launch Partition Assistant Server, different computer comes with the different analysis. Our testing computer shows the following main interface.

    Disk partition information

  2. According to the above interface, we can see the many users' situation - two partitions which can not satisfy users' basic needs like distinguish the program or clearly classification. Obviously, D: partition larger enough for storing data, so, shrink D: partition is available. Drag D: right side or left side to different direction as follows do:

    Shrink D: partition simply by dragging

  3. Then, we can see that the D: shrunk through the following graphic image.

    The unallocated space information

  4. Once the unallocated space split out, it can be used to create partition or add unallocated space to the partition which is running out of space like the system partition easily goes low space. Learn more through the articles we write for you follows:

    How to Create, Delete and Format Partition via Magic Partition Software?
    Extend/Expand System Partition in Windows Server 2000/2003/2008 without Losing Data

  5. If you have the above two requirements, do as the step by step guides in the two articles which still reflect the convenience. Then, we need to do the next is taking the operations into effect by clicking "Apply" on the toolbar.

On Windows Server OS, such kind operations finished flawlessly with Partition Assistant Server Edition that we typically recommended. We hope you can solve your problem by right choice.

Tips: For Enterprise users, Unlimited Edition provides unlimited usage within one company to save money, namely, you can install it on multiple machines in your company to maximize business productivity whilst minimizing the total cost of management.

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