Here are several official MS documents and some ideas gleaned from this news
group and other sources that may help. You can use treesizepro or windirstat
to find the space hogs on your SBS or any computer.
Moving Data Folders for Windows Small Business Server 2003
How to move Exchange databases and logs in Exchange Server 2003
How to Move Small Business Server 2000 Company and Users Shared Folders
How to Move the Client Programs Folder to Another Location in Windows Small
Business Server 2003
How to Move the Windows Default Paging File and Print Spooler to a Different
Take a look at your shadow copies service. My Computer - Rclick - Properties
- Shadow Copies Tab. You might not be using it, but it may be building log
files. I have had that happen. Once I turned that service off, I was able
to recover a lot of disk space. It may not be necessary to shadow copy any
of the system drive, and probably not a good idea to place the copies on
the system partition.
The Default Web Site logging and SMTP loggin can take a lot of space. Move
them off the c:\ drive and onto the d:\ drive (or what ever it might be...).
The Default Web Site "config" is located in IIS and the SMTP Logging "config"
is located in the Exchange System Manager.
Look at where the ISA logs are kept if you have SBS 2003 Premium. Just edit
the registry to get rid of them:
You can move the Windows Uninstall folders from C:\Windows to another drive,
but best not to delete them. If you ever have to uninstall one of the updates
you will need one or more of those files.
Remove any folders or files under the c:\documents and settings\any_user_name\local
If Monitoring is enabled it can create a file that could be large. Run through
the wizard again to flush out the gooey stuff..
Delete logs older than "date of your choice" from the system32 folder. Likewise
the logs and reports from the ISA folder.
Search for and delete old dmp files.
You can move the page file to another partition. The only downside is that
if you get a "blue screen" you will not get a full memory dump, and since
only MS can read them anyway, I don't see that it matters much.
You may gain some usable space and increase system performance in Windows
Server 2003 by moving the printer spool files to a different drive than the
one that holds the operating system. Note that this should be a different
spindle, but a different partition will help the OS a bit also.
By default, Windows Server 2003 places the printer spool folder at %systemroot%\System32\Spool\Printers.
However, you can potentially increase system performance by moving the printer
spool files to a different drive than the one that holds the operating system.
Computers frequently access system files, so moving the printer files to
a different location allows faster access to those files. The drive won't
have to try to service requests simultaneously.
To change the location for the printer spooler files, follow these steps:
1. Go to Start | Printers And Faxes.
2. From the File menu, select Server Properties.
3. On the Advanced tab, enter the location where you would like to spool
print jobs. If the location doesn't exist, this process will create it for
you. Make sure the new location has sufficient disk space to handle large
4. Stop and restart the printer spooler service, or reboot the server.
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> Hello, a sbs2008 server runs out of disk space (4.6GB free of 60GB)
> there are a few folders that are large.
> WSUS 4GB, WINSXS 10.9GB, SYSMSI 7.7GB and one file
> monitorservicelogs 1.5GB
> Can I cleanup some of these folders or file??
> And can I stop WSUS from downloading or disable it ?(not used 5 PC's)
> I did read some posts on the net but did not see a clear answer.
> regards Marc