Low disk space - delete $NTUninstallKB ?

Discussion in 'Windows Server' started by sjs, Feb 15, 2007.

  1. sjs

    sjs Guest

    My domain controller is running low on disk space. Can I delete or move the
    following type of folders:

    C:\WINNT\$NTUninstallKB

    Combined these folders types make up 686 folders, 3,400 files and a Gig of
    data.

    tks,
    steve
     
    sjs, Feb 15, 2007
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  2. As long as you are sure you aren't going to uninstall those hotfixes.
     
    Joseph M. Durnal, Feb 15, 2007
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  3. These folders correspond to the un-install routine for updates that you've
    downloaded from WSUS or microsoft.com - if you delete them, you will no
    longer be able to uninstall the update.

    If you're certain that you won't need to do so, you can delete them without
    issue, except for the following: you will be left with entries in Add/Remove
    Programs for the KB updates in question. update/patch/hotfix whose
    name/number corresponds to the folders deleted
    earlier in Explorer and select remove. Because you deleted the folder,
    Add/remove will now say the item selected does not exist do you now want to
    remove the listing. Say OK.

    HTH

    Laura E. Hunter MVP: Windows Server - Networking
     
    Laura E. Hunter [MVP], Feb 15, 2007
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  4. sjs

    Herb Martin Guest

    I do it fairly regularly. The following batch file makes it convenient
    without
    actually doing the "deed":

    del$.cmd:

    for /f %%a in ('dir /ad /od /b $*$') do @echo rd /q /s %%a

    The Echo puts the actual commands on the screen -- rather than doing it--
    because RD /Q /S is so dangerous.

    Just copy and paste (everyone does have QuickEdit mode setup for the
    Command prompt, right?)
     
    Herb Martin, Feb 15, 2007
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  5. sjs

    sjs Guest

    Thanks for the feedback, a few questions...Instead of deleting them can I
    move them to my D-drive where I have 6 GB free?

    Let me ask you this, each time an update is done an un-install folder is
    created which consumes disk space. Shouldn't this be a problem for all
    servers since all servers have a finite amount of disk space?

    Also, next time I do an update can I send the un-install folder to the
    D-drive?

    Thanks!
    steve
     
    sjs, Feb 15, 2007
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  6. Further to all the other replies: Freeing up 1 GByte of disk space
    is only a temporary solution to your problem. You will soon be
    back in the same situation unless you grab the bull by its horns and
    increase the size of your system partition by 5 or preferably 10 GBytes.
     
    Pegasus \(MVP\), Feb 15, 2007
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