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cannot get on server, users have no email or printing

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Major problem, SBS C drive has been low on space for a while, hovering around 800MB to 1GB.
We have ordered a new server, but not here for at least a week.
Some updates yesterday, not including SPs, have taken all space.
This morning, there is a message on the screen 'Licence usage is at maximum etc.
When you try to log on to the server direct, you get windows is corrupt, try running repair or reinstalling OS!
Now, I guess the low space has messed things up. The first 5 to 10 people to log on this morning have email. Everyone can log on, but no printing.
OWA doesnt work. I guess other services probably aren't working too.
Our external IT people are coming, not sure when, so, my questions is, how do you tackle this?
If you run repair, I guess it will copy files to the C drive, but as there is very little space, how is repair going to work?
If this was a workstation, as a last resort, I'd run Bart from CD and delete some unnecessary programs straight from Program files, to create space to run repair.
But, as this is our SBS server, I'm a tad out of my depth, not wanting to corrupt further.
Help please, how do I get on to the server?
If I do get on, where can I save space when the C drive does not contain any user data?
I will say, that our external company logged on last night and deleted the temp files.
So the updates yesterday took it down to 200MB of space! But today, cannot get on.

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