Printer spool dir has over 62,000 tmp files (21Gb)!
Posted on 2004-03-31
We have a W2K SP2 server acting as a terminal server for Win9x terminal clients. We have another W2K SP4 server acting as a file & print server. We've noticed that disk space is very low on the WTS server. We did a disk space analysis and found that the c:\winnt\system32\spool\printers dir has over 62,000 files, dating back several years and taking up over 21Gb of space!
I just don't understand why? The file & print server has no files in it's c:\winnt\system32\spool\printers dir - however, this is our printer server with the available print shares for the network are hanging off it. All terminal clients print via these shares?
1. To free up disk space, is it OK for me to delete all the tmp files in this dir?
2. Why is the WTS server receiving all of these tmp files? How can we stop this?
Thanks for your support.