Windows Server 2003 users may find that converting basic disk to dynamic disk is a right choice. And the dynamic disk can satisfy users’ needs. In dynamic disk, space on 2 ore more hard disks can be created a volume. And some of the volumes (Mirror volume or RAID 5) have fault tolerance function then to provide high security to users’ important files. Nevertheless, people will always suffer from trouble in the process of using dynamic disk. That is to say, dynamic disk management is rather difficult in Windows Server 2003. Especially when one wants to decrease volume size, they have to ask third party partition manager for help. However, some people may not know which partition magic they can adopt. In this case, turning to the one that supports dynamic disk can meet users’ needs. Well then, I’d like to recommend the professional MiniTool Partition Wizard for users. This powerful partition magic can do disk management to both basic disk and dynamic disk.
To give users a better understanding of how to shrink volume in this software, demonstration under Windows Server 2003 will be shown for users below.
Please visit its official website to download the software for the first step. Then, install it into the computer.
Launch it to get the main interface.
1. Choose the simple volume which needs shrinking, and then click “Move/Resize Volume” to enter the next interface.
2. Drag the black triangles leftwards or type specified value into the blank to shrink volume, and then click “OK” to go back to the main interface.
In this interface, the selected simple volume has been shrunk to 44.97GB (the original size is 102.34GB).
3. With a click on “Apply” button from the left top corner, all pending operations will be executed.
Finally, we have accomplished the task of decreasing simple volume size in Windows Server 2003.
PS: If you want to do other operations on dynamic disk volume (like “Move/Resize Volume”, “Extend Volume”, “Merge Partition”, etc), MiniTool Partition Wizard can be an assistant, too.