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Old 24-05-2007
Ruben
 
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Move servicepack files

I have a problem with windows server 2003, because I am without enought space
on Local Disk c:\, the server just have 250 MB free, and we canīt resintall
this server, I found a folder on c:\windows, it is \servicepackfiles\i386 and
\servicepackfiles\servicepackcachei386, both paths spend around of 650 MB,

can I move this information to other disk and getting free space on disk c:\?

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Old 24-05-2007
tonyr
 
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RE: Move servicepack files

If I'm in a pinch I will remove those dirs!
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"Ruben" wrote:

> I have a problem with windows server 2003, because I am without enought space
> on Local Disk c:\, the server just have 250 MB free, and we canīt resintall
> this server, I found a folder on c:\windows, it is \servicepackfiles\i386 and
> \servicepackfiles\servicepackcachei386, both paths spend around of 650 MB,
>
> can I move this information to other disk and getting free space on disk c:\?

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Old 25-05-2007
Jeremy
 
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Re: Move servicepack files

The best thing to do is as follows:

1: Copy the I386 folder to the disk with sufficient space (eg D:\SETUP\I386)
2: Slipstream or integrate the service pack you are running into the I386
files
3: Update these registry keys so that windows knows where to get to the
source files if required:
- HKLM\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Setup\SourceFiles = D:\SETUP
- HKLM\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Setup\ServicePackFiles = D:\SETUP
- HKLM\Microsoft\Wnidows NT\CurrentVersion\SourcePath=D:\SETUP\I386

Note that the Windows keys don't have I386 on the end, they assume the files
will be in a folder called I386, but the key under Windows NT is the full
path. The registry keys I posted here are right, but the value names might
be slightly wrong, but have a look and you will find them.

Cheers,
JEremy.
"Ruben" <Ruben@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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>I have a problem with windows server 2003, because I am without enought
>space
> on Local Disk c:\, the server just have 250 MB free, and we canīt
> resintall
> this server, I found a folder on c:\windows, it is \servicepackfiles\i386
> and
> \servicepackfiles\servicepackcachei386, both paths spend around of 650 MB,
>
> can I move this information to other disk and getting free space on disk
> c:\?


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Old 25-05-2007
Herb Martin
 
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Re: Move servicepack files


"Ruben" <Ruben@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:1A9B58FB-0DBD-4E87-9E87-0BD01BE28FB4@microsoft.com...
>I have a problem with windows server 2003, because I am without enought
>space
> on Local Disk c:\, the server just have 250 MB free, and we can?t
> resintall
> this server, I found a folder on c:\windows, it is \servicepackfiles\i386
> and
> \servicepackfiles\servicepackcachei386, both paths spend around of 650 MB,
>
> can I move this information to other disk and getting free space on disk
> c:\?


You have had some other ideas but here are a couple more:

This command, I call it del$.cmd, will echo the commands needed to delete
the UNINSTALL directories:

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

You must run this from the %SystemRoot% directory unless you add
a command to cd there.

NEVER run this immediately after updates but reboot at least once (or
a few times) before deleting an particular uninstall directory.

I "echo" them rather than run the actual delete so that I am forced to
review these command first -- then I just copy and paste them back
into the command prompt.

You can use LinkD to setup a junction point for any NON-system
directory (those which are NOT needed during the boot and early
part of the system startup) to another location on the same machine.

LinkD is free on the Microsoft website among the "Resource Kit"
tools downloads.

You can effectively remap the Program Files or other large directories
to another location on a different disk or volume.


--
Herb Martin, MCSE, MVP
http://www.LearnQuick.Com
(phone on web site)


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