In this guide we will provide a beginner
guide on management of disk partitions and their sizes. Windows Server OS has an already prepared Disk Management utility tool that allows to make these configurations in just a couple of steps.
Windows VPS service with installed OS.
Log-in to your VPS via Remote Desktop (Windows) or
Starting Disk Management
Disk Management application can be accessed
in a few different
- 2.1 First option is to start it from the Server
Manager application. In the "Tools" tab, select "Computer Management":
Afterwards, on the left menu, choose "Disk Management option.
- 2.2 The other method is to right-click the
and choose "Disk Management" option:
- 2.3 The third option is to summon Command Prompt and run the "diskmgmt.msc" command:
Using Disk Management
By default, C: Volume assigns all of the disk space of your VPS. To create additional partitions, first allocate the disk space to work with by shrinking current Volume. Right click the
name of the Volume or the partition field and choose "Shrink Volume...".
In the menu, you can choose how much MB of free (available) disk space
you want to shrink
from your current Volume, and then press
After that, additional not assigned partition space
will appear at the Disk Management application. This space can be used for
creating new Volume, by
right-clicking the Unallocated disk
space field and choosing "New Simple Volume...".
On the opened Setup page, set the size for the new partition, from the
available free disk space. Afterwards, you can assign the selected letter for the new Volume and choose the preferred details for the format of the new partition.
After that, new Volume will be added in your Disk
Management application and will be seen in your This PC (My Computer) Window:
And that's it! If you followed our instructions, you have created an additional Volume to separate your files inside of a VPS. In addition to this, Disk Management utility tool that is located in Server Manager
application, also allows you to delete (only for additional Volumes), shrink and extend all of your created Volumes.