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By ray_drummond ·
Ok, I'm still having some woes after picking up this job and taking over the management of the network here. Is that normal to spend the first 6 months of your life at a new job fixing problems? :)

Anyway, I discovered that our main Win 2k server only has 4gb allocated for the system partition. It was only a matter of time before updates and such filled it up. I currently have about 30mb available to me on the server and wanted to know what was safe to delete in order to clear up some space so I can finish prepping for my migration to Win 2k3.

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by ray_drummond In reply to Deleting files

I was looking at the cached installation files that are compressed in the WinNT directory, but wasn't sure if it was safe to remove without causing system instability.

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by Sue T In reply to Deleting files

Why don't you resize the partition or image this partition to another bigger hard drive? This way you won't have to worry about deleting needed files.

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by ray_drummond In reply to

Time needed.

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by ray_drummond In reply to

Time needed.

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by ryfry9 In reply to Deleting files

Your company doesnt sound like they like to spend much money on tech stuff. A 4 gig hd on a corporate system is no good. Im scared to ask what the server is. Why don't you explain to the vp of operations that in order for your company to continue operating as he/she is used to, they should toss you some funds. The cheap solution is to go to best buy, spend 100 on a 120 gig hd and be done with it.

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by ray_drummond In reply to

While that is the best solution, I need something workable this minute. I inherited this network and am behind a lot of eight balls right now

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by ray_drummond In reply to

While that is the best solution, I need something workable this minute. I inherited this network and am behind a lot of eight balls right now

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by rindi1 In reply to Deleting files

First you can make sure that your paging file is not on your system partition. Do the same for the Temp (tmp) files. Then, if the system runs OK after your last updates, you can delete those directories in your Sysdir which have names starting like this:

$NtUninstall...

These directories hold the files which were replaced during a windowsupdate and they would be used once you uninstall such a update if the system doesn't work anymore.

You should also be able to delete those files in sysdir\Temp.

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by ray_drummond In reply to

Gave me some space back. Not alot, but enough to make a workable solution.

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by ray_drummond In reply to

Gave me some space back. Not alot, but enough to make a workable solution.

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