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We are looking for a small program to run to clean up the temp files from a windows 2008 Server.
It has a 30GB OS partition and we are trying to find what is eating up all the hard drive space.
I have ran across a couple options so far.
Install the Desktop Experience - this will enable the disk clean up utility like on windows xp

Install - http://www.stevengould.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=29&Itemid=223
I am not sure about this program
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Have you used anything like treesize to get an idea of what is using disk space today and compare it to treesize report at a later time when the drive fills again?

http://www.jam-software.com/freeware/index.shtml
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by:novaspoonman
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Treesize free edition is still out there, and will analyze local disks only. Ccleaner is a program that performs routine temp file cleanup, etc.
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by:TSGITDept
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Minor note but if you have Symantec Backup Exec installed the catalog files can eat up a LOT (many GB) of space.  You can relocate them or set it so they don't store things forever.
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by:EazyWorks
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Found the problem using tree size

hyberfil.sys

This file will be the same size as the amount of RAM you have installed. Disabling the hibernation using the command line.

powercfg.exe -h off
or
powercfg.exe /h off


http://connect.microsoft.com/WindowsServerFeedback/feedback/details/335940/disable-hibernation-on-windows-server-2008-by-default
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