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Urgent Storage space needs to be squeezed from Drive C in Windows 2003 Server

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The Drive C of my Windows 2003 Production server is running out of storage space. It only has 100MB left. I must keep this server up for 2 more weeks until my new environment is ready. The server is running IIS with a few websites.  I cannot uninstall any of the running programs because they are responsible for the well running of the server.

I have 2 questions:

A- What are the files that can be safely deleted without impairing or impacting  the Windows OS, and where are they located?

B- In case of a disaster, would I be able to restore my Windows Backup (based on Win 03 Backup) to a newly prvisioned Windows 2008 R2 server? is there any special procedure to follow to do that?

I am trying to prepare a recovery plan to reduce the downtime should my server go down for any reason.

I appreciate expert input with step by step instructions

Thank you
Senior Citrix Engineer

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