By Ellie / Last Updated August 2, 2022

How do I extend a partition on my computer remotely?

“I need to extend the existing C disk on a remote computer. How can I accomplish this timely and efficiently? I attempted to use a PowerShell script but was unsuccessful. I’m not sure what I was doing incorrectly. Any suggestions? Thank you very much in advance!

-Question from Quora"

Two methods to extend partition remotely

Here in this part, we’ll introduce two methods to help you extend partition remotely. One is to use the PowerShell script to check disk space and extend disk space on the remote computer. Another is to use the remote desktop software to access another computer and then extend the disk partition remotely.

Method 1. Extend partition remotely using PowerShell

Before starting, you need to know that PowerShell remoting is enabled by default only on Windows Server 2012. Therefore, to use PowerShell to extend partition remotely, you need to first enable PSRemoting on the remote computer if it is other supported versions of Windows. Otherwise, the command won’t work.

Step 1. On the remote computer, right-click Start, and then choose Windows PowerShell (Admin).

Windows PowerShell Admin

Step 2. Type in the following command to configure the remote computer to receive remote commands:

Enable-PSRemoting

Enable PS Remoting

Step 3. On the local computer, open Windows PowerShell (Admin). Enter the following command:

$servers = Get-Content 'C:\MININT\Computers.txt'

ForEach ($server in $servers)

{      

    $MaxSize = (invoke-command -ComputerName $server -ScriptBlock { Get-PartitionSupportedSize -DriveLetter c }).sizeMax

    invoke-command -ComputerName $server -ScriptBlock {Resize-Partition -DriveLetter c -Size $using:MaxSize}

}

✍Note: Here the remote computer name is $servers, you need to replace $serverswith the name of your remote computer. You can also choose which drive to extend. Here we take Derive C as an example.

Resize Partition Remotely

Step 4. Then you have extended Drive C to its maximum size.

Method 2. Use the free remote desktop software

Another way for you is to use the free remote desktop software to remotely access another computer and then extend the partition on it like you’re sitting in front of it. The remote desktop software we are gonna use here is AnyViewer, which is easy, stable, and convenient as commended by thousands of users.

Part 1. Remotely access the computer using AnyViewer

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Step 1. Download, install, and launch AnyViewer on both computers.

Connect

Step 2. Go to Log in, and then click Sign up. (If you already have signed up on its official website, you can log in directly.)

Log in AnyViewer

Step 3. Fill in the signup information.

Sign Up for AnyViewer

Step 4. Then you can see you successfully logged in to AnyViewer. Your device will automatically be assigned to the account you've logged in to.

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Step 5. Log in to the same AnyViewer account on the two devices, then click Remote control to achieve unattended remote access.

Connect to My Devices

✍Note: If you want toassign more devices to achieve unattended remote access, then you canupgrade youraccount to aProfessional or Enterprise plan. Also, you can connect to another computer in privacy mode, which means you can black the screen and block the mouse and keyboard of the remote computer.

Step 6. Then you can see the screen of the remote computer and take full control of it.

Remotely Control Another Computer

Part 2. Extend partition remotely 

Then you could start to extend the partition right on your target computer like you are sitting in front of it. You could also use PowerShell or use a professional partition assistant.

  • Option1. Use PowerShell.

Open Windows PowerShell (Admin). Type in the following commands one by one:

diskpart > list volume > select volume ### > extend size-XXX > exit

✍Note: Replace ### with the volume you want to choose and XXX with the size you want to extend.

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  • Option 2. Use a professional partition assistant

You can use AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard, which is free, easy, yet professional freeware.

Step 1. Download, install and launch AOMEI Partition Assistant. Right-click the partition you want to resize and select Resize Partition.

Resize Partition SD Card

Step 2. In the pop-up window, put the mouse pointer on the border of the partition and drag the border. Making the partition bar longer means extending the partition whereas making it shorter means shrinking the partition.

Shrink Partition SD Card

Extend Partition SD Card

Step 3. Click Apply to confirm Pending Operations and then click  Proceed to execute the operation.

Proceed Resize Partition SD Card

Conclusion

This post mainly introduces two methods to extend partition remotely. The first is to use PowerShell and the second is to use the remote desktop software. You can choose one according to your own preference.