Copy WinSxS files on Windows Server 2008 x64:
1. Click Start menu, right click Command Prompt on the top and select Run as administrator.
2. Paste the command below and press Enter:
copy C:\Windows\winsxs\amd64_microsoft-windows-cleanmgr_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6001.18000_none_c962d1e515e94269\cleanmgr.exe C:\Windows\System32\
3. Paste the command:
copy C:\Windows\winsxs\amd64_microsoft-windows-cleanmgr.resources_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6001.18000_en-us_b9f50b71510436f2\cleanmgr.exe.mui C:\Windows\System32\en-US\
Copy WinSxS files on Windows Server 2008 x64 R2:
1. Run Command Prompt as administrator.
2. Paste the command:
copy C:\Windows\winsxs\amd64_microsoft-windows-cleanmgr_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.16385_none_c9392808773cd7da\cleanmgr.exe C:\Windows\System32\
3. Paste the command:
copy C:\Windows\winsxs\amd64_microsoft-windows-cleanmgr.resources_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.16385_en-us_b9cb6194b257cc63\cleanmgr.exe.mui C:\Windows\System32\en-US\
Step 1: Click Server Manager on bottom left next to Start menu.
Step 2: Click Features on top left and then Add Features on the right.
Step 3: Click the check-box in front of Desktop Experience. Add Features Wizard will ask you to install Ink and Handwritting Services if you have not previously installed, click Add Required Features.
To start Disk Cleanup on Windows Server 2008, there are 3 ways.
Way 1: Press Windows and R together on keyboard, type cleanmgr and press Enter, then select C: or other drive in the drop-down list.
The 2nd and 3rd way is only valid after you install Server 2008 Disk Cleanup with Desktop Experience.
Server 2008 Disk Cleanup will calculate how much space will be able to free on C drive (or other one you selected), then list the junk files in next window.
All these files can be selected and removed safely, highlight any type of files, you'll see its description on the bottom.
Click OK to start cleaning up. After it finish, repeat to Clean up system files.
Server 2008 Disk Cleanup utility is easy to use, runs fast and able to clear up most common types of unnecessary/junk files safely. To the servers that never free up disk, it may help you regain several gigabyte of space.
However, free space will be eaten up quickly by new generated junk files, so you'd better expand C drive and add as more free space as possible into it. Otherwise, C drive will be getting full again in a short time.
If there is free unused space in other partition on the same disk, follow the steps in the video to expand C drive:
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