The same with Windows Server 2008, you cannot create partitions when you installing Windows Server 2012 Operating System. Most of the server managers know that it is better to keep several drives, nobody likes to put everything in a single drive? Luckily, you can open the built-in utility - Disk Management (right click the Windows icon on bottom left and select "Disk Management") to shrink the large system C drive and create more data drives.
Hard disk drive is an essential component of a server and all important data are stored in, so it is better to check the status regularly. A big problem is, both Windows and applications keep writing new files to the system C: drive, the data drives grows everyday. Sooner or later, the free space in a drive will be eaten up, especially to the system boot partition. The "Low Disk Space" warning may make you crazy. If you are in such situation, you'd better do something as fast as possible, nobody wants to see a slow or crashed server.
You need a partition magic software for Windows Server 2012. Actually, the "partition magic software" means a utility that is similar with Norton Partition Magic. The famous partitioning software cannot support Windows Servers even for Server 2003. Symantec has officially announced they no longer provide this tool, so forget it.
As the most popular partitioning software for Windows Server, AOMEI Partition Assistant is the right choice. Comparing to Symantec Partition Magic, Partition Assistant is compatible with Windows Server 2003/2008/2012, Small Business Servers and Home Servers. It provides full set of powerful features to manage disk partitions easily.
With this magic partition manager software, Windows Server 2012 disk partition management becomes much easier.
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