making space on a MSServer2003 box - deleting servicepackcache files
Posted on 2007-07-30
I need to clear some space on an office - Server 2003/Standard/SP2 - and having done the usual stuff (temp files, internet files, empty the recycle bin, remove old service pack install files) I still need more room. So using TreeSize Professional, I am going through the various directories and looking for space hogs.
One that pops up and looks expendable is WINNT\ServicePackFiles\ServicePackCache\ - there is almost a gig of files in there. From what I can find on the MS site, this appears to be files that are need during the installation of the service packs, but I don't see anything confirming that. Are these in fact install files that are not needed once the server is up and stable? Or are these necessary system files?
Is it safe to remove these files? Are there other known directories that can be trimmed? One that looks awfully large also is the dll cache, but unfortunately, I have a lot of printers installed for remote users to print onto the various local printers - I don't think I can go through there.
Thanks in advance!