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We have space problems with the c: drive on SBS 2008, whilst checking what is taking up space I have found some error reports in Windows\WER\reportqueue  these appear to be part of the Windows Error Reporting system. I need some advice on how I should get rid of these reports and stop them getting too big in future.

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You can delete these, though you may want to investigate what the problem was that generated so many reports. You can disable this feature, though I don't know that i would recomend it as it can be helpful, mostly for Microsoft, in diagnosing problems. To do so go to control panel | problem reports and solutions | advanced settings | off
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To add: If having space issues, the following are not related to your problem (above) but you may wish to review:

Redirected my documents (user folders) do not show the space used. By default they are not accessible by an admin and show 0GB. The pro version of Treesize (free trial) will correctly report that. You must run in administrator mode:
http://www.jam-software.com/treesize/index.shtml?gclid=COjUyJC_t6UCFQTNKgodiUl3Zw&cp=GoogleAdvertisement&cp_kwd=TreeSizeProfessional_EN
Treesize is also great at locating other large files and/or folders.

There is a recent issue that affects SBS2011:
How to Alleviate Disk Space Pressure Caused By a Large Windows Component Store (WinSxS) Directory
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=2592038

There are some known issues with log files taking up huge amounts of space on SBS 2008, which you may want to review.
http://blogs.technet.com/b/sbs/archive/2010/03/02/recovering-disk-space-on-the-c-drive-in-small-business-server-2008.aspx 

Another culprit can be C:\Windows\System32\logfiles\WMI\trace.log You can stop this logging by editing the registry key (if necessary) to 0
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\WMI\GlobalLogger\Start = 0

Exchange will also retain log files and deleted e-mails until you do a full SBS backup or Exchange backup. The backup clears these items but you need to run the SBS native backup or an Exchange aware backup before they are cleared.

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