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I have a virtual enviornment that is our domain controller and 2 terminal servers.   The DC is very low on disk space and it tells me there is not enough usable space for "extend"   On Disk Management here is what I have:

C:    Basic      NTFS      Healthy(Boot Page File, Creash Dump, Primary Partition     159.90GB
         5.64 GB Free Space

System Reserved    Basic     NTFS    Healthy(System, Active, Primary Partition)    99MB
        61 MB Free Space


I am pretty new to all this...........................    Am I now at point of trying to figure out what can be cleaned off the DC to get more space   OR    increase drive capacity by buying more.

The DC has several mapped drives.    ie:   data, applications, user_mydocs etc.    So I am not sure even what to look for.....

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bankwest
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bharrington83Commented:
does the DC do anything besides the AD roles? Like file services, etc?
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bankwestCTO/CashierAuthor Commented:
Sorry...   I am VERY new to this and learning as I go.    What file services?

If I look at DC, it has user documents and settings, shares, Users.... etc

And I know if I have to grant access to a file or folder.....  I do it on the DC
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bharrington83Commented:
go into server manager.  list all the roles and features that are enabled please.
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bankwestCTO/CashierAuthor Commented:
Active Directory
DNS Server
File services (  this has a red X beside it)
Print and Document Services
Remote Desktop Services

Features has:

Group Policy Management
Remote Server Admin Tools
Windows Server Backup Features
.Net Framework 3.5.1 Features
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bharrington83Commented:
Okay.  So you need hard drive space, I'd recommend setting up a new server in your virtual environment and migrating the file services role.  

This is server standard and not SBS, EBS  or Essentials, right?
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Nagendra Pratap SinghCommented:
Run this utility

http://windirstat.info/

This will give some good information. You will find lots of .iso files lying over. maybe few .DMP files and lots of logs files

also do this

start >run > %temp%

You can delete all files in there.
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bharrington83Commented:
Do you have another DC in the domain? And are you using vmWare?
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bankwestCTO/CashierAuthor Commented:
Yes, this is a standard server.  

And yes, using VMWare.   Only other domain controller is a backup domain controller for disaster recovery
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bharrington83Commented:
Well, the easiest way would be to do a Vcenter converter job on it and increase the drive size.  But it gets icky with a DC, you need to move the FSMO roles to another machine. Here's the document from vmware. http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=1006996
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Nagendra Pratap SinghCommented:
Why not just delete the stale files?

Most DCs don't use 100 + GB on C:
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bankwestCTO/CashierAuthor Commented:
: npsingh123

After I run the suggested utility.....are you saying delete the .iso files and any logs etc?
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Nagendra Pratap SinghCommented:
Possibly yes.

Logs file can be deleted it they are like 4 year old. They can always be compressed/moved elsewhere.

ISO files/service packs can be deleted.
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bharrington83Commented:
He also has file services installed.  Thus the use will grow over time.
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