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Hotfix uninstaller files in Server 2008

Posted on 2011-03-20
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Hello Experts

I have a server 2008 r2 box running sql 2008 r2 that keeps running out of space.  I want to clear out the files used for uninstalling hotfixes and service packs to free up some space.  Can someone tell me where they are?  I've looked in the Windows folder after showing hidden files/folders, but still don't see anything that I recognize as the folder that holds those files.

Thanks much.
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if you want to delete the hotfixes, you can do that from add / remove windows programs.

However, if it is a matter of space, i would suggest you to look into the log files as may of the times the installation is done with full logging capabilities and as and when you work on the database, it tends to increase the size of the log files to a very huge amount and ultimately eats up all the databse space.

if that is the case, you can use the dbcc shrinklogs to reduce the size of the log files to clean up the space.
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Thanks for the reply.  Our DB logs are on volumes that are mounted in folders on the C:\ drive.  I didn't think they would affect the space there because they were on the volumes.
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