Windows Server 2008: the Disk Management GUI. A video from Jodo Institute that serves as a practical guide to Disk Management. Disk Management is a system utility on Windows Server 2008 for managing hard disks and the volumes or partitions that they contain. With Disk Management, you can initialize disks, create volumes, and format volumes with the FAT, FAT32, or NTFS file systems. Disk Management enables you to perform most disk-related tasks without restarting the system or interrupting users. Most configuration changes take effect immediately.
In Windows Server 2008, Disk Management provides the same features you may already be familiar with, but also has some new features:
• Simpler partition creation. When you right-click a volume, you can choose whether to create a basic, spanned, or striped partition directly from the menu.
• Disk conversion options. When you add more than four partitions to a basic disk, you are prompted to convert the disk to dynamic or to the GUID partition table (GPT) style.
• Extend and shrink partitions. You can extend and shrink partitions directly from the Windows interface.
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