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Server 2008 64-bit Hard drive keeps filling up

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I have a Server 2008 64-bit Server that it appears some random windows folders keep filling up the hard drive.

This has happened 2 times now and it shuts our exchange server down.

Any way to prevent this?  It looks like cached copies of windows update files.

Any ideas?  I'm new to 2008.

Patrick
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Windows keeps a copy of all update files - it has to to ensure that everything works correctly.
How much total disk space do you have on the drive? If it is less than 40gb then you didn't really have enough, not with Exchange on there as well.

Simon.
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The volume where Windows/Exchange is installed is 80GB then I have a different volume for the data files for the network.

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How much free space is usually available on the system?
Windows Updates do not take up that much space, even retaining the additional copies it needs to.
Have you deployed Windows 2008 SP2? That may have been pushed down by Windows Update, but even so wouldn't take up that much space.

Have you moved the Exchange Transaction logs to another location? Those can eat space very quickly.

Simon.
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