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Dear sir,
we have installed window server 2012 R2 for using RDP server which c driver occupy almost 150 GB ,
we have check everything but not found any issue.

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by:John Hurst
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150Gb is entirely adequate for Server 2012 R2

Download Tree Size Professional (Jam Software), install it and run it. It will quickly tell you where the space has gone. You must be running something (Exchange maybe) that is using the space. We do not run Exchange at our clients.

Run Tree Size as Administrator and let it show you what is using the space.
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by:Lee W, MVP
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See my article on what's using up the disk space:
https://www.experts-exchange.com/articles/28565/Using-Tools-To-Find-What-is-Using-Your-Disk-Space.html

Note: A 150 GB is SMALL for an RDS server.  Each user logging in will have a profile which will take space.  The more users, the more space.  Then if those users save documents to their desktops or profiles, or download files, these too will take space.  While 150 GB is typically fine for most servers, for an RDS server it's very low.
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by:prana1984
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we try to check via folder size but showing attached screen shot
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User Profiles are taking up a lot of space.

Program Files and Windows are HUGE. What did you install?
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A quick trick I like to run, is do a search of the entire drive (or profiles in this case), and then sort by size.  It takes time, but will show you the largest files (ISO, Movies, MP3's) and also if there are duplicates.  Delete as needed/approved
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by:prana1984
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dear sir,
we have checked all basic parameter but unable to reduce size of hard disk
we have check user profile not more then 13 GB as well program file is 18 GB
i unable to understand where occupy space.
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Try Tree Size to see why Program Files and Windows are so large. Data does not normally go here, so what is here.
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What did the search from root reveal?
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dear sir
we are able to find out which one file is taking to much space
please tell me what is the process to deleted windows.edp file as per screen shot
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That is an Exchange file is it not?  Are you running Exchange?
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It's the Microsoft Search Indexer.

As per article https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/2838018:
To resolve this issue, install update rollup 2836988 for Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012. For more information about how to obtain this update rollup package, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
2836988 Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 update rollup: May 2013

Note This update is preventative, but not corrective. To reduce the size of a Windows.edb file that is already affected by this issue, you must rebuild the search index after you install this update.
How to delete and rebuild index

    Swipe in from the right edge of the screen, and then tap Search. Or, if you are using a mouse, point to the lower-right corner of the screen, and then click Search.
    Tap or click Settings.
    In the search box, type indexing options.
    Tap or click Indexing Options.
    Tap or click Advanced.
    Tap or click Rebuild on the Indexing Settings tab.
    Tap or click OK to confirm.
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thanks all our issue has been resolved
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Please don't forget to assign credit if our comments were helpful.
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Question was answered and author said the issue was resolved.
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