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Advice on how to free space in the WinSxS folder on Application Servers.

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Matthew EmeryFlag for United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland asked on
Windows OSWindows Server 2012Application Servers
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Hi All,

I am doing some housekeeping on application servers I am responsible for.  All applications are working fine I just want to free up space on the drives.

Having come across the WinSxS folder which I know is very important and should not just delete files as I could quite easily break the server or applications.

I was going to start with a simple disk cleanup but discovered this is not installed as standard on Windows Server 2012, it need to be added as a role then requires a reboot which I'd rather avoid outside of the monthly scheduled reboot.

What other options do I have and how do I know which files can or can't be deleted?
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