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Hi,
Some of our Windows 2000 Server and Professional systems have been accumulating huge temporary files in the c:\winnt\temp folder.  The files can get as large as 8GB , however they seem to disappear after some random amount of time (can be hours or days).  Some examples of file names are:

GLC1D11.tmp
GLC817F.tmp
GLF1D18.tmp
GLF8196.tmp
GLF8197.tmp
GLF8198.tmp

The recurring theme is that they are GL*****.tmp . I have also seen them with ~ in the filename.  I think they are related to SMS (we use SMS 2.0 on our network) software scans.  Does anyone know how we can stop the files accumulating?
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This might be your prob:

SMS: A Large .tmp File Is Created When You Install a Client
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;320066
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and here too:

Large .tmp File Is Created When You Install or Upgrade an SMS 2.0-based Client
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;287990

Lots of .TMP Files in WINNT\MS\SMS\CORE\BIN
http://www.faqshop.com/sms/default.htm?http://www.faqshop.com/sms/cligen/lots%20tmp%20files%20core%20bin.htm
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