WINSXS reduce size
Posted on 2011-03-24
There have been 4+ discussions on how to reduce the WINSXS folder size, but none of them actually provide a solution. Lots of discussion regarding that is 'should' stop growing at 15%, but no discussion on what if it does not stop growing. Lots of discussion on a sudo why to fool the system into thinking it is at a: when you moved it to b: - again, does not address the size issue. Lots of discussion on you should plan for XX amount of space for the OS per the specifications, but what they were and what they are now are radically different, so if you planned 80Gb for the OS and now that OS wants 120Gb due to the service packs, etc. you are out of luck expect for rebuilding your server. There is a lot of discussion about how this is a necessary folder. Ok, how do we manage it?
So the question is does anyone know of a solution to actually reduce the size of the WINSXS folder? Or are we just destined to live with problem until we reinstall the OS and double the specification for just-in-case?