Size of winsxs folder RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi we are running a cluster environment with Windows Server 2008 HPC edition x64 SP2

    The Windows Side-By-Side folder (winsxs) is now consuming 65% of the OS volume.  There is no DiskClean up utility and you cannot install the Desktop Experience on Windows Server 2008 HPC.

    One accepted way of trimming that folder down is by using the DISM utility.

    The DISM utility has been installed but when I run the         dism /online /cleanup-image /spsuperseded       command it returns the following:

    C:\Program Files\Windows AIK\Tools\PETools>dism /online /cleanup-image /spsuperseded

    Deployment Image Servicing and Management tool
    Version: 6.1.7600.16385

    Error: 50

    DISM does not support servicing Windows Vista or Windows Server 2008 with the /Online option.

    The DISM log file can be found at C:\Windows\Logs\DISM\dism.log

    Does anyone have any suggestions?



    Thursday, September 6, 2012 3:16 PM