Thursday, August 25, 2011

Tackling Windows 2003 Server Space Issues

Got a Windows 2003 server with a small hard drive that keeps filling up? Make sure to check out these potential space hogs:
  1. The Framework.log file in the %systemroot%\system32\wbem\logs folder. This file has the potential to grow out of control, but that problem can be easily remedied with a quick permissions change. Check out KB836605 for details.
  2. Some auditing and logging applications might be making backups of your Event Logs, which often end up in your %systemroot%\system32\config folder. Check for .EVT files you no longer need so you can move or delete them.

Finally, not sure what taking up the most space? Check out the free tool called WinDirStat for a quick visual mapping of what's taking up the most space.

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