Solved

stop windows update from creating temporary files on network drive

Posted on 2014-02-24
4
513 Views
Last Modified: 2014-03-16
We are running windows updates on all of our 2008 R2 servers via WSUS.  WHen updates get installed, a series of temp folders gets created in our large network share that is attached to one of the servers. Around 10-15 folders get created with names like "9e531b2f-dc7f-4caf-8241-f629e790691d" and "MSI40763.tmp".

I have read that windows uses the largest connected drive to store these temp folders, but I'd like to know if there is any way to prevent this from happening... or to force the temp folders to be stored in another location. Any help, is very much appreciated.
0
Comment
Question by:ashleyandy
  • 2
4 Comments
 
LVL 12

Expert Comment

by:ibrahim52
ID: 39882868
For a startup troubleshoot, please visit the link below.


Referred link :-
http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials/23500-temporary-files-folder-change-location-windows.html
0
 
LVL 79

Expert Comment

by:David Johnson, CD, MVP
ID: 39882980
not with automatic updates unfortunately if you install the updates manually then yes you can specify the location of the temporary directory.
0
 

Accepted Solution

by:
ashleyandy earned 0 total points
ID: 39920539
I was able to correct this issue by removing system account access from my Share drive
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:ashleyandy
ID: 39932344
Fixed the issue
0

Featured Post

Use Case: Protecting a Hybrid Cloud Infrastructure

Microsoft Azure is rapidly becoming the norm in dynamic IT environments. This document describes the challenges that organizations face when protecting data in a hybrid cloud IT environment and presents a use case to demonstrate how Acronis Backup protects all data.

Question has a verified solution.

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

Suggested Solutions

Scenario:  You do full backups to a internal hard drive in either product (SBS or Server 2008).  All goes well for a very long time.  One day, backups begin to fail with a message that the disk is full.  Your disk contains many, many more backups th…
New Windows 7 Installations take days for Windows-Updates to show up and install. This can easily be fixed. I have finally decided to write an article because this seems to get asked several times a day lately. This Article and the Links apply to…
This tutorial will give a short introduction and overview of Backup Exec 2012 and how to navigate and perform basic functions. Click on the Backup Exec button in the upper left corner. From here, are global settings for the application such as conne…
This tutorial will walk an individual through locating and launching the BEUtility application to properly change the service account username and\or password in situation where it may be necessary or where the password has been inadvertently change…

803 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