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How to shrink tempdb in sql 2008 server

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Hi,
just recently  been experiencing  some problems with our sql server and also the space in the drive where database is housed has just become almost full.  Noticed the tempdb was very large and is the file that is taking up most of the space.  How would i shrink the file using sql server studio manager?  I was told that restarting the server would essentially bring back the tempdb to its default size but dont really wanna do this now since users are on the server.  Thanks
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