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C drive becomes out of disk

C drive becomes out of disk space at a lot of PCs.
This is because of C:\Windows\TempのMSI*.LOG.

Several thousands MSI*.LOG are created and saved on some PCs.

Could you please tell me how to solve it?

Thanks,
Venkat
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Matt DDomain ArchitectCommented:
It's more than likely a patch, feature, or product install that isn't being installed correctly.

Can you attach one of the logs in your reply?

Are you using a solution to deploy software or patches (WSUS, SCCM, etc)?
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rindiCommented:
Delete the contents of the temp folders manually. Additionally use the disk cleanup utility (right click "Computer", select "Manage", "Disk Management", right click the partition assigned to "C:\" and select "Properties", and in the "General" tab click on "Disk Cleanup". A list is then generated from which you can select what you want removed, and then those things get deleted.
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TropicalBoundCommented:
Do you have visual Studio 2013 installed?  If so, run a repair on the installation.

Has Windows Installer Logging been enabled?
https://support.microsoft.com/kb/223300
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GiggzManagerCommented:
open one of the msi files and you will see what is causing the creation of these files. it's usually an installation of some sort which failed to install/update.
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Rob MinersCommented:
A quick fix to alleviate the space problem on C:> drive

Click the Start button.
In the Start Search box, type in cmd
Right click on the Command Prompt in the search results and select Run as Administrator.
Click OK or Yes to the UAC prompt.

Type or copy/paste the below command lines and press Enter after each.

del /q \\?\"C:\Windows\Temp"

rmdir /s /q \\?\"C:\Windows\Temp"

shutdown /r /t 000 /c "Scheduled Reboot." /f /d P:4:1

If MSI installer Logging has been enabled run this prior to shutdown

reg delete HKLM\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Installer /v Logging /f

Restart the system for the changes to take effect and automatically recreate the temp folder.

If the log files are recreated something has added c:\windows\temp as the MSI log file path, you will need to find out which program is writing to it.
-=eol=-
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rindiCommented:
Deleted a link to a competing site, which isn't allowed at EE.

rindi,
EE Topic Advisor
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nobusCommented:
all i can say is : working against each other is counterproductive; working together yields best results...
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nobusCommented:
remove the registry key  'Logging' in HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Installer.

this can also help   https://connect.microsoft.com/VisualStudio/feedback/details/835600/visual-studio-2013-reconfiguration-via-windows-installer-fails-repeatedly-consumes-50gb-disk-space-in-msi-logs
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venkatspbSenior Software EngineerAuthor Commented:
Attached an example log file. Please help.

MSIe159a.LOG
MSI144db.LOG
MSIe159e.LOG
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nobusCommented:
did you try what i posted?
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TropicalBoundCommented:
You haven't replied to my post, either.
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venkatspbSenior Software EngineerAuthor Commented:
Thanks, Issue resolved
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