winsxs folder in 2008 increasing rapidly in size..

Posted on 2012-08-30
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Last Modified: 2012-09-03
One of my production database server is running out of space. I found "winsxs" folder in c:\windows is 8 Gigs in size. Its 2008 R2 enterprise edition 64 bit.

Please help me and let me know how critical is this folder and how can we make it lower in size..
Immediate response will be highly appreciated..
Question by:pdixit1977
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Neil Russell earned 1500 total points
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Read here http://www.ghacks.net/2010/07/24/the-winsxs-folder-explained/  for a good full explination of what you can and cant safely do to winsxs

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