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Hi I have 2003 server. I have about 2 gb free space on my master drive and I need to install sp2 for server, I haven't due to the lack of space.

Upon looking through all folders, the 1 file I noticed taking up a ridiculous amt of space was the

SPNT.log file

I googled it and this page came up:
http://esupport.trendmicro.com/8/Generating-ServerProtect-for-NT-SPNT-55x-Spntlog-files-using-the-Regis.aspx?print=true


Any idea if it's ok to delete this log file? The last time it was modified was 4/4/08. I'm thinking of backing it up and then deleting it. Sounds like it's non windows, so moving it out of the  c:\\windows directory where it's currently at shouldn't be a problem right?
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Is it a text log file? Is so, almost always safe to delete them.

Change the name of it, restart the server and see if it creates a new one. Also, text files can be zipped (or the directory compressed) to save tons of space.

Drive space is cheap right now, don't skimp!
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I moved the file out of the directory just now. I need to have this server fully updated and the disk space was critical.

I guess what I want to know is, any info on this file. How it's used, why was it in the windows folder, etc. Just in case for future reference, thanks.
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Yes it was a txt log file.

Ya figured it wouldn't be critical. I just don't like messing with files within the windows folder so I needed to make sure. Thanks for the reassurance.
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btw I'm not skimping around. The issue is that this server is old, the OS partition is set to 17 gigs and I'm not about to mess with the drive configuration.

I have drive space on other partitions and 17 gigs sounds reasonable for an OS partition. Thanks darkstar.
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