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remove tempdb files

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I have tempdb divided into 4 files.

Could you just remove it using alter database remove files command? will it work when the server is online?
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you dont have to restart SQL Service to do this?
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since this is a system db, you may have to restart the service
b/w why do u wanna delete the file ?

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I want to bring the size down.

I have 4 files, each 100 MB. I want to make each 50MB.

Right now the TempDB configured size is 400MB. When I remove one will it become 300MB or still be the same (make the other files bigger automatically?)

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