Winsxs taking space, ran cleanmgr

I have a Windows 2008 R2 SP1 server that is running tight on space. Discovered that the Winsxs folder is 22.4GB. Read that I can install Cleanmgr, run it and remove unnecessary updates, etc.
I installed it, rebooted server, ran it as Admin, it brings up the utility, I clicked on all the boxes and ran, it did a scan and then the utility disappeared from view. When I return to windows explorer and do a properties on the Winsxs folder, it still shows, 22.4gb. do I have to reboot the server after running cleanmgr? I checked windows event viewer and do not see any entries that it ran successfully or not.
RSchiererAsked:
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rindiCommented:
For the update cleanup to show up as a selectable option in cleanup manager, you need to apply a certain m$ patch that is included in the optional updates. You'll find it here:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=3c2805f2-0867-4c5e-addf-9379efa99829

After that you should be able to also cleanup some of what is in the winsxs folder. I also suggest you delete the contents of C:\Windows\SoftwareManagement\Downloads.
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Seth SimmonsSr. Systems AdministratorCommented:
22gb is not uncommon
how big is the volume?  maybe it needs to be expanded (if virtual)
how big is the page file?  is there another drive available to relocate it?
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RSchiererAuthor Commented:
Seth, The C: volume is 40gb, Now has 9gb free, before running cleanmgr, there was only 1 gb free. The page file is on the D: drive which has 189gb total size, and has 151gb free. The page file is on the d: partition. Is custom and is 8000-8000mb. recommended size is 6129mb.The server has two hard drives, but there hare mirrored, so I can't move it off to another hard drive. and no, there is not another drive available to relocate. Server has 4gb of RAM installed.

I would like to know where to look to see that cleanmgr ran, the log file.
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rindiCommented:
Did you install the patch I mentioned and then run the cleanup manager? As I already mentioned, the windows updates aren't included with the cleanup manager unless you install that patch. On Windows 7 SP1 it is already included, but not on server OS's.
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Seth SimmonsSr. Systems AdministratorCommented:
don't know what applications are installed but seems C is underprovisioned
sounds like 1 logical volume partitions into C and D so those options are limited
see what the cleanup manager rindi mentioned can do
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