Server 2008 Getting Full

Posted on 2011-10-07
Last Modified: 2012-05-12
I have a 2008 server that has a very full C: partition. I deleted some old shadow copies to free up some space, and set a limit on the drive space reserved for them. I also checked scheduled tasks to see if the previous administrator had set up any monitoring which might be creating unnecessary log files. I found 22 scheduled tasks. I obviously need to research more about how to use 2008's task scheduler because, initially, I could not determine much about the tasks that are running. My first question though, is this: Does 2008 have built-in scheduled tasks? Or are all these tasks that I am seeing the creation of an administrator.
Question by:Skagway12
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    How big is your C:\ drive? Should be 40GB or more.
    Is this a WSUS server?
    Try running Windirstat to determine where all the space is gone.
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    by:Darius Ghassem
    I would check your page file as well if you have a lot of memory in the server you can move the page file over to another partition to free up some space on C:

    On Windows 2008 Server I would recommend to have at least 80GB C:

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    Wow, that was quick. It has a 60GB hard drive. It is not a WSUS server. It is a stand alone Domain Controller. I will run the command you suggest and post back. Thanks.
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    OK, Windirstat is one way but seems slow to me.  Find Spacemonger 1.4 (not >2 because it went payware) it still works like a charm even on Windows 2008.  It's much faster.

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    I've requested that this question be deleted for the following reason:

    We moved the page file, and deleted some unneeded data.
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