Server 2008 R2 AD and File Servers Monthly Maintenance

Posted on 2014-08-29
Last Modified: 2014-09-04
Hello All,

     I am looking for advice and help on coming up with a Maintenance plan for AD and File Server clean ups. I would like to have a script that will run once a month with logging and the server cannot be rebooted. Thanks
Question by:Lancecooly
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    Expert Comment

    This is a very tough question to answer based on what you have asked for--MS has lots of standard maintenance tasks you can run but if you want to do it via a script then you will need to be more specific about what you want done--and you would be better using powershell
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    Expert Comment

    The most important tasks are backup and recovery testing, patching, and reviewing event logs. Patching can be automated and requires reboots. The other two tasks, especially reviewing event logs don't lend themselves to well to a simple script we can post.

    Author Comment

    Thanks. I am looking at file and folder clean ups to conserve space. I can run disk clean up. Yes power shell would be great. I would like to even run any schedule tasks. I am looking for a process to help mantaine my storage space. Thanks
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    Accepted Solution

    To keep files and folders clean is a bit more complicated unless you have some set rules in place about what is to "cleaned up". For instance if you have back files or certain documents and you decide you will only keep the last 30, 60, 90 days then we can write a script to delete any files that are older than 30, 60, or 90 days so please provide details as to what you want cleaned up and based on what criteria.

    Author Closing Comment

    Thank you all for the comments. I will close the discussion for now. I will need to gather more information and the responses from everyone has helped me greatly.

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