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I have 2 terminal servers on our network.  One of them is almost maxed out and doing a scan, (5.52GB FREE OF 74.8GB) I find that winsxs folder is taking up 48.3% of the C:\Windows folder.    I read a few post that say to NOT delete anything in this folder..........

HELP?    Is there a safe way to clean up my drive?   I have already done the usual....   temp files, etc.
This is a Server 2008 r2

Another item from the scan is 24% of the drive is the pagefile.

The other terminal server is at about the same status.    9.99GB free of 74.8GB
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Will give that a try.   Won't be able to restart until users are finished for the day.
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For a terminal server to have 80 GB C: drives I find that too little.  You'll be too often struggling with space on them.  Replace the drives.... I suggest 12X larger (1TB, not 80 GB).  80 GB is good for ALMOST any other server... just not RDS servers
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That recovered about 10% of the C:\windows folder
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