How to extend a partition in Windows Server

You can enlarge the partition on a Windows server by yourself. When increasing the disk space on your VPS, you must first assign the additional disk space to a partition so that your operating system can use it. 

Please note: Before enlarging a partition, always take a snapshot!
The process of enlarging a partition is error-sensitive, so you should always be able to restore the status of your VPS using a snapshot. 

  1. Go to “Start” – “Administrative Tools” – “Computer Management”. Select “Tools” from the Server Manager to go to “Computer Management.” 
  2. Go to “Disk Management” on the left-hand side of the screen. 
  3. By rescanning your disks (Action > Rescan disks), you can see whether there is any spare space. 
  4. To expand a partition, right-click it. Select 'Extend Volume' from the drop-down menu that appears.
  5. “Next” should be selected.
  6. Select 'Next' once again after entering the total number of megabytes you want to add. 
  7. To finish the process and begin using the increased disk space, click 'Finish.' 
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