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By Hobb ·
Anyone have any good space saving ideas?
Our network consists of a Win2000 Terminal Server with a 4gig drive hosting the O/S itself and a 14gig drive which has 13gig free.
(Dont ask me why the consultants put the O/S on the small drive, was beforemy time)
Anyway so far I have changed the path of everyones "My Documents" directory to the spare drive, put a cap on the recycle bin size, set the temp to delete on exit, told the users to empty their "Sent Items" directory more often. I have alsoremoved any programs etc that we dont really need.
I still only have around 200-300mb free.

Any suggestions would be much appreciated.

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by cportman In reply to Saving Space

Its called partition magic.

Also if you have ms office installed you can uninstall it and reinstall it on the open drive

cp

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by Lo In reply to Saving Space

The OS on a 4gb sounds reasonable. A 14gb with 13gb free sounds like someone forgot to finish the initial design process.

By putting the OS on smaller disk, I would guess that it was expected the the OS and shared applications would reside there. The larger disk would be the 'home' of the users. There are two benefits to this: 1) if you need to restore/reinstall, the user data (to some extent) isn't on the system disk; 2) user data can be backed up/restored independant of the system disk.

Might begin migrating user to the larger disk. There are some files and areas where this isn't possible or is difficult as Win and Win apps like to think that everything goes on 1 disk or all user data should be in some sub-directory of where the software is installed. I have same problem with Netscape, Eudora, etc. I put both to some extent separate packs. Netscape or IE cache can probably be moved. You can probably move C:\TEMP to the larger disk by modifying the system setup symbol. Some risk, MUST have both disks to run (or temp reconfig).

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by WanabeDrSean In reply to Saving Space

The way it is installed is pretty correct and somne server setup utils eg smart start dont let you create a boot partition larger than 4 GB. the first thing you do is move the pagefile to the larger partition this may free up a little more space on the drive than the amount of ram in the machine.

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by elmagoal In reply to Saving Space

Put a quota on the amount of space user can have in the disk. If you are allowing profiles to be downloaded to the terminal server make sure things like temporary internet files, PABs,OST and cokkies do not get replicated and or do not exist in their profile. Or just disable profiles in the terminal server and cleane everyones profiles out of the server.

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