Windows Server 2003 Spring Cleaning

Hello, I've got a Windows Server 2003 (SP1) server that is running out of space on C: drive.  Is it safe to delete all of the files in the C:\Windows\temp folder?  Also, what other space-freeing tasks do you pros perform to free up space?

Thank you in advance.
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Yes you can delete the contents of the temp directory.

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Get a copy of ccleaner and run it.  It will find a lot of files that can be deleted.
karlhscAuthor Commented:
The server is essentially a file server.
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You can try to run disk cleanup on your drives to get more free space(right
click the partition you want to clean up, on the general tab choose disk

Good If its a file server.

As ittogo pointed out Download and Install CCleaner

 Be sure to Tick the following boxes.

1. Chkdsk File Fragments.
2. Windows Log files.
3. Old Prefetch data

Then Once all of these ticked click run cleaner
I have used ccleaner on Windows server and it finds a lot of files than can be delete (temp files, etc) you can get it from
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