Solved

How can i tell how much space windows updates will require?

Posted on 2012-03-21
7
335 Views
Last Modified: 2012-06-21
Hi All,

One of our Windows 2003 servers is down to its last 2GB of space on the C drive.

It says it has updates pending.  I'd like to apply them, but would like to know how much space they will take up.


Is there an easy way to do this?
0
Comment
Question by:detox1978
  • 4
  • 3
7 Comments
 
LVL 47

Accepted Solution

by:
Donald Stewart earned 500 total points
ID: 37748995
You will find it better to free up some space


http://www.lwcomputing.com/tips/static/bootdrivesize.asp
0
 
LVL 2

Author Comment

by:detox1978
ID: 37749032
The server had 300MB before I did some house keeping.  I dont really think there is much room for more savings.
0
 
LVL 47

Expert Comment

by:Donald Stewart
ID: 37749043
Did you go over all the options Leew mentions??
0
NAS Cloud Backup Strategies

This article explains backup scenarios when using network storage. We review the so-called “3-2-1 strategy” and summarize the methods you can use to send NAS data to the cloud

 
LVL 2

Author Comment

by:detox1978
ID: 37749370
I'm not really interested in saving a few extra 100MB.  I just want to know what the patches will use up so i can decide on installing them.
0
 
LVL 47

Expert Comment

by:Donald Stewart
ID: 37749456
You asked "Is there an easy way to do this?"

That was my suggestion :)

Otherwise updates usually only replace files that already exist.

The $uninstaller folder they create is usually the space that they consume.

The software distribution folder(That they are downloaded to) gets cleaned up automatically over time.

Unless they are service packs, they shouldnt take up much more space(Other than the already mentioned $uninstaller folder)
0
 
LVL 2

Author Comment

by:detox1978
ID: 37749468
ok thanks.

Found out the info via the custom install menu.
0
 
LVL 47

Expert Comment

by:Donald Stewart
ID: 37749480
note to self "Duh"

forgot about that :^)
0

Featured Post

NAS Cloud Backup Strategies

This article explains backup scenarios when using network storage. We review the so-called “3-2-1 strategy” and summarize the methods you can use to send NAS data to the cloud

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

A quick step-by-step overview of installing and configuring Carbonite Server Backup.
OfficeMate Freezes on login or does not load after login credentials are input.
This tutorial will walk an individual through the steps necessary to join and promote the first Windows Server 2012 domain controller into an Active Directory environment running on Windows Server 2008. Determine the location of the FSMO roles by lo…
This tutorial will show how to configure a new Backup Exec 2012 server and move an existing database to that server with the use of the BEUtility. Install Backup Exec 2012 on the new server and apply all of the latest hotfixes and service packs. The…

772 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question