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Windows SBS server 2008

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#1 trevorcork


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Posted 08 September 2015 - 01:01 PM

Hi just wondering, if i am too free up space on a server is there certain log files i can delete, i have a company and the c\drive was nearly full, i went on and used tree size view, too see what was takin up room, but couldnt find anything, then a senior engineer who does some work for us went on and freed up 15gb, im just wondering what files and folders i can delete if needs be in future as i want too know

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Posted 08 September 2015 - 04:47 PM

Hey trevorcork,


One thing I would do being in a support environment is ask your senior engineer what was done. Never be afraid to ask!


To answer your question, it all depends on what is running on that server. If for example, it was running exchange there are exchange logs which can be removed which can take up a lot of memory (although exchange logs/datebase should be kept on a separate drive ;)).

WSUS (Windows server update services) is also something which can be cleared on servers. WSUS is designed to download windows updates to distribute to PC's on a network. Sometimes, if they are configured incorrectly they may download every update imaginable and store them. For example, if your client only has Windows 7 PC's on the network and the server has been set up to download Windows XP-8.1, the other operating system updates can be removed as they are not needed.

But as I said, it all depends on what the server is for and what is stored on there!





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