windows server 2003

server is almost out of space,  where would be a good place to delete some files without crashing the server

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phillip bessixAsked:
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Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
I have a lengthy list of places you can check for disk space specifically for 2003 - see http://www.lwcomputing.com/tips/static/bootdrivesize.asp
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Trent SmithCommented:
Before you start looking to just delete files have you done investigations as to where your space is being used?  I would suggest installing a program such as WinDirStat in order to see what is consuming your space.
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Don ThomsonCommented:
Can we assume that you have another local Drive (D:)If you do have another local drive that has space on it, I would look at some of your 3rd party programs such as Anti-Virus, Office etc that could be uninstalled  and re-installed on the other local drive.   If you are sunning SBS - move the Exchange Data to the other drive,.  

Log files are a great place to trim the fat.

If users are coming in via RDP - Check and make sure that their temp folder under each users' local files folder is cleaned up
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Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
Since people don't want to read the link I posted and have been recommending for years here, here's the contents:
What To Move?

    Pagefile
    Exchange Databases
    SQL Databases
    Other Data Files
    Log Files
    Webs and Other IIS Services
    Shadow Copy Data
    Shared Folders
    Virtual Machines
    WSUS Updates
    DLLCache & ServicePackFiles
    Move Certificate Server Data

What Else To Do?

    Remove Old NTBackup Catalogs
    Remove Old NTUnininstall Folders
    Memory Dumps
    Bad Applications
    Check User Profiles
    Check Temp Folders
    Change Print Spool Folder
    Hibernation
    Move/Empty the Software Distribution Directory New!
    Move the WinSXS Directory New!
    Move Active Directory
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