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Log file filling up C drive

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I have just noticed that the C drive on my exchange 2003 server has only 1.8gb of space left! I can see that the following location is using up 36GB

C:\WINDOWS/system32/LogFiles/W3SVC1

I'm assuming these are something to do with exchange but not sure what, can I remove older log files from here?? Is there somewhere in ESM that I can map these log files to another drive where the Exchange DB and Exchange logs are stored?

Urgent help required if possible!
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you can delete these files.  they are for troubleshooting and security.  You can also turn of logging if they do not interest you or write a script to automatically delete them.  The script would look like something below.  



at 12:00 /EVERY:Su Forfiles.exe -p C:\WINDOWS\system32\LogFiles\W3SVC1 -m *.log -d -30 -c \"Cmd.exe /C del @path\"
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Thanks, so I just turn off logging on the properties folder for default websites in IIS??

Then once this is disabled I can delete the log files?
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you do not have to turn off logging.  in fact I would not incase I need to see what is going on.  I would just periodically delete the files, or like the script, deletes everything older than 30 days.
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Cool ok, I will do that.
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