Increasing Free Disk Space on the System Partition

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When the system partition on your server gets full, and hardware upgrades aren’t an option, what are you going to do? Here are a few tips.

One of the biggest mistakes I see system administrators make when setting up a new server is not providing adequate disk space for the system partition. A lot of people just assume they can skate by with a 6-10 GB system partition. Unfortunately, once you throw in a year’s worth of windows updates, a couple of service packs, some temporary files, and some new system applications that space can fill up pretty quickly.

There are a few things you can do in these cases to free up some disk space. These include:

Move the print spooler and page file to another partition
Run the disk cleanup wizard
Start Menu > Programs > Accessories > System Tools > Disk Cleanup

A combination of these things should allow you to free up a significant amount of space on your system partition. ')}

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