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what is the minimum hard drive space you need ?
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Microsoft recommends a minimum of 32GB for the system partition for Server 2008. You'll need more space if your DC has more than 16GB of RAM and you place the page file on the system partition. I would personally provision at least 40GB.
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thanks but what is the minimum , do you think you can do it with 15GB?

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According to this article the minimum disk space requirements for Windows Server 2008 is 10GB, however I highly recommend you do not use this amount as you will quickly run out of disk space due to updates, etc. Your server will then run into a number of issues with services not starting or function properly when this occurs.

So the answer to your question is no, I don't think you will be able to get away with 15GB for the system partition. As stated in my previous reply, I would personally recommend at minimum 40GB however Microsoft recommend 32GB.
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thanks!!!
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