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How to Extend Windows Server Partition [Server Guide]

Updated by Tracy King on May 06, 2022
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Every system comes with a built-in partition. Even so, the system nowadays has sufficient capacity. However, no matter how large the storage capacity is, several factors such as installed apps, cache memory, and temporary files contribute to the overall space usage. These files quickly fill up the available space. You may not notice it or be unaware of it. Yet, it does take up space on your computer. You keep your data in the specified capacity. Some versions of Windows include an extra partition called the window recovery partition.

 In most cases, the partition size is sufficient to hold data. When you have a large amount of data to store, you will undoubtedly need more space. To effectively handle the data in the available storage capacity you need to increase the partition size.

Workable Solutions Step-by-step Troubleshooting
Fix 1. Extend Server Partition with EaseUS Partition Master  To start extending partition, you should first locate the target partition and select "Resize/Move"...Full steps
Fix 2. Expand Windows Server Partition in Disk Management  Step 1: To begin the procedure, type diskmgmt.msc in the search tab...Full steps

The expansion of the partition not only assists in better data organization but also helps in space allocation. If the available space is accurately distributed, you can get the most storage capacity out of it.

When it comes to allocating space in a partition, it appears to be a simple task. However, this is not always the case. The volume button can sometimes become greyed out due to a minor constraint, making an otherwise straightforward action more difficult.

Can you Extend the Server Partition? 

"I have a built-in partition in my system. When I try to add more data to it, it crashes. The Windows server is running out of disk space and displays the notice "Low Disk Space." I kept on trying to transfer data in smaller chunks. I assumed that because the data was in large amounts. It would be impossible to transfer it all at once. Nonetheless, it was a failure. Is there any way to resolve this problem? "How can I store my data in the available space?"

We will make a Windows extended partition in this article. We'll also look at the tools and approaches for resolving such problems. In addition to this, we will suggest you a quick fix tool that you can use even if this is your first time. By the end of this article, you will determine which option is the best for extending the window server partition. So let's get into details now and see the step-by-step process. 

Video Tutorial on Extending Server Partition - Two Ways

This video includes 2 ways that help to extend the Server partition on your own. You can either follow this video to the detailed guidelines below for help.

If you need a step-by-step guide, the respective method and operation process is shown below. You can get started here now.

Option 1. (Easiest) Extend Server Partition with EaseUS Partition Master 

 In the cases indicated above, you must follow particular measures to extend the partition.  We recommend trying software that is not only simple to use but also gets the job done quickly. EaseUS Partition Master can create a partition that allocates space appropriately. This software is intended to help you maximize the disk capacity. It allocates space correctly to make the best usage of the available disk capacity. Besides that, it can restore the action if extend is interrupted during the process. 

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The following are some of the noticeable features of EaseUS Partition Master that make it preferable to use:

  • Partitions can be readily resized, extended, split, created, formatted, deleted, hidden, and erased.
  • Prevent data loss.
  • It can migrate operating systems.
  • It allocates hard disk space and eliminates low disk space issues.
  • Support for converting NTFS to FAT32, or vice versa.
  • It modifies the label of partitions for better data organization.
  • It merges the smaller partition into a larger one to alleviate the low disc space problem.
  • Completely secure and safe

You can download the EaseUS Partition Master from its official website. It accurately allocates the space.

Step 1. Locate the Target Partition

To start extending partition, you should first locate the target partition and select "Resize/Move".

Select target partition to extend

Step 2. Extend the Target Partition

Drag the partition panel rightward or leftward to add unallocated space into your current partition and click "OK" to confirm.

choose another drive to allocate space

Extra Option: Get Space from Another Drive

If there is not enough unallocated space on your disk, right-click on a big partition with enough free space, select "Allocate space".

Then select the target partition that you want to extend at the allocate space to column.

choose another drive to allocate space

Step 3. Execute Operations to Extend Partition.

Drag the dots of the target partition into the unallocated space and click "OK".

finish extending partition

Then Click the "Execute Operation" button and click "Apply" to keep all the changes. 

Option 2. Extend Windows Server Partition in Disk Management 

Now that we have identified the issue. We have found a way to solve it with the help of a third-party tool. We'll now look at how to extend Window Server Partition using the default technique.

The following are the methods to extend the Windows Server partition in Disk Management:

Step 1: To begin the procedure, type diskmgmt.msc in the search tab, click "OK" to open Disk Management.

Open disk management

Step 2: Check if there is unallocated space next to the target partition that you tend to extend.

  • If yes, move to Step 3 and continue.
  • If no, right-click a neighbor partition with sufficient free space and select "Shrink Volume" to create unallocated space. 

Shrink partition to create unallocated space.

Step 3: Right-click on the Disk with unallocated space and select "Extend Volume". 

Step 4: The Windows Extend Volume Wizard will open in a window. Click on the Next button

Step 5: The following window will provide the disk space you have available to expand. Click on "Next". 

Extend volume in Windows Server using Disk Management.

Step 6: Click on "Finish". You will have your disk partition extended as per your requirement. 

By following the above steps you can have your Window Server partitioned by the default methods. 

To Sum Up

To summarise the discussion, we looked at the causes of low disk space and how to solve the problem. You have the option of selecting the solution that best meets your requirement. You can either use the default disk management solution. Disk Management also works well. Although, there are occasions when it does not operate correctly since some options are greyed out. EaseUS Partition Master is a software that we recommend. This tool is free of errors and simple to use. Its user-friendly interface makes it simple to allocate storage space. Check it out for yourself by downloading the trial version.

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Updated by Tracy King

Tracy joined in EaseUS in 2013 and has been working with EaseUS content team for over 7 years. Being enthusiastic in computing and technology, she writes tech how-to articles and share technical solutions about Windows & Mac data recovery, file/system backup and recovery, partition management and iOS/Android data recovery.

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