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  Asked By: Dana    Date: Apr 22    Category: Sharepoint    Views: 759

Does Sharepoint has anything to do with "Windows" directory of the
server? I have a sharepoint site hosted on a server with windows
server 2003 enterprise edition. Since some 3-4 days, I am noticing
that the free space of C: drive of that server is getting reduced
drastically(200-300 MBs daily). I started noting down the sizes of all
the folders of C: drive and found out that the size of "windows"
directory is increasing.

I dont know whats happening? Can it maybe some virus issue ?



3 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Joanna Dixon     Answered On: Apr 22

Just because of coincidence, you might check C:\Windows\system32\dllcache and see how big it is, if it’s bigger than a few hundred meg you might run…

Answer #2    Answered By: Gopal Jamakhandi     Answered On: Apr 22

I have tried following your suggesstions and found out that the directory
"LogFiles" under my server's C:\WINDOWS\system32 is comsuming huge space.

There are following directories inside C:\WINDOWS\system32\LogFiles

All the above directories contains log files which are huge. Can I delete
these log files ? Will it affect the functionality of my site?

Answer #3    Answered By: Christop Mcfadden     Answered On: Apr 22

You can delete them, however, I’d move them first. You won’t be able to move the files currently open by IIS. You should also consider moving them to another drive. You can do this in IIS. The Web tab (I think) has a button for logging and that dialog has the base location for the log file. You can even do this at a server  level.

The quickest thing you can do is just compress those files. They will generally get 4:1 compression. (COMPACT is the command line tool to do this.)

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