Windows Server 2008 is coming now. It is built from the same code base as Windows Vista. So, the architecture and functionality have some in common.
I think that Windows Server 2008 partition management is not an easy task to do for most Windows Server 2008 users. Some unreliable software might destroy all your important data during the process of shrinking partition on Windows Server 2008 Operating System. Now, I found a useful tool to partition server 2008 - EASEUS Partition Manager Server Edition. It finished everything I needed and performed all the advanced functions well just as it claimed. With the help of EASEUS Partition Manager Server Edition, you will find shrinking partitions on Windows Server 2008 is very simple. For example, if you want to shrink a partition under Windows Server 2008 Operating System without losing data during the shrinking process, it is a perfect choice for you. It allows you to shrink a partition in Windows Server 2008 without destroying data.
Here are the steps:
1. Select the partition needed to be shrunk. Then click Partitions > Resize/ Move.
2. Position the mouse on the left or right partition handles and drags the handle to shrink the partition size you want. Then click apply.
3. Reboot your Windows Server 2008 Operating System. You would have a shrunk drive.
I strongly recommend you to back up everything before shrinking partitions on Windows Server 2008. Otherwise you will meet the possibility of losing your data due to unexpected shutdown or other unknown reasons.