Tag Archives: tidy

Cleaning a large Windows\assembly\temp folder

I found that one of my servers had very low free space on the C drive, and by using TreeSize I found that 9GB was being consumed by the folder C:\Windows\assembly\temp: This isn’t supposed to happen, the temp folder is … Continue reading

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Remove Forefront Client Security by force

I was recently trying to upgrade the Antivirus software on some servers from Forefront Client Security to System Center Endpoint Protection 2012 R2. On most servers it worked fine. However on a few I was unable to remove some of … Continue reading

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PowerShell System Drive Clean-up

I’ve been working through a process of cleaning and optimising the C drives on a lot of VMs recently. Over time they build up with lots of junk that, when put together with hundreds of VMs,¬†requires a significant amount of … Continue reading

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Run Disk Cleanup – save GB of space

I’m a big fan of the built-in Windows¬†Disk Cleanup utility, cleanmgr.exe. Since the extra features added to the Vista & Server 2008 version it has become a great way to recover sometimes quite substantial amounts of space from your system … Continue reading

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Tidy/Remove VMware Snapshots – possibly created by NetBackup

Diagnosis I’ve found that sometimes Symatec NetBackup v7.0/7.1 doesn’t remove the snapshots it takes of VMs whilst it’s backing them up direct from the SAN. These snapshots don’t show in the vSphere Client GUI: However, viewing the VM disk configuration … Continue reading

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