USE THE DISK CLEANUP UTILITY
Seasoned administrators know that regular maintenance keeps the server
doctor away. To bolster these preventive efforts, Windows Server 2003
includes a number of utilities to help keep your server clean, tidy,
and operating at peak efficiency.
Among these, the Disk Cleanup utility lets you keep your server's
disks free of clutter, resulting in recaptured space and increased
You have two options to access Disk Cleanup:
* Go to Start | All Programs | Accessories | System Tools | DiskCleanup.
* Enter cleanmgr at the command line.
When Disk Cleanup starts, it scans your server for files that could
be wasting space. Disk Cleanup presents these results via a GUI, which
allows you to decide what to keep and what to delete.
You could have entries for programs you've downloaded from the Internet
as well as some temporary Internet files. For example, if you have
Office installed on the server, you can recover more than 150 MB by
removing the Office installation files. Compressed files, temporary
files, and files in the Recycle Bin are all fair game for deletion.
On the More Options tab, you can start the Add/Remove Programs and
Add/Remove Windows Components wizards. This lets you track down and
remove unnecessary components to free up more disk space.