I have a Dell server running Windows 2008 R2. I noticed my C: drive free space was getting low, total capacity 40gb, free space 4gb. I wondered what was hogging all the space so I ran WinDirStat and it shows me that 70% of my C: drive is being used by a Windows folder WINSXS. Not knowing what this was I googled it and discovered what it is for…and further discovered that this folder in Windows Server 2008 R2 was a problem that MS had to address with a Windows Update that installs a Disk Clean Up tool under the Desktop Experience. So I updated the server with this Windows update, installed the Desktop Experience feature, rebooted and ran the Disk Cleanup Wizard. It removed next to nothing. C: drive is still only showing 4gb free space. I rebooted it again, no help. How the heck do I get rid of this WINSXS folder’s contents? I have a D: drive with 900gb free but not sure how that helps me, I have no data on C:, just Windows and 2 apps, all my data is kept on D:.
thx experts...Bob R