The winsxs folder in c:\windows can be really big, the only way to cleanup is using the microsoft command line tools :
Windows Server 2003 : VSP1CLEAN.exe
Windows Server 2008 : COMPCLN.exe
Windows 7 and Server 2008 R2 : DISM.exe
I will explain the last one here. Start your command prompt As Administrator.
Powershell is a really powerfull tool but then you have to know how to schedule you’re scripts using the task scheduler if you would like to run script on a daily base for example.
Open the task scheduler (Start -> All Programs -> Accessories -> System Tools -> Task Scheduler
Click op Create Basic Task
Just promoted a machine as DC with DCPROMO and the SYSVOL or NETLOGON shares are not created?
No worries, this happens a lot. This can be fixed by setting the new domain controller as non-authoritative.
To get the domain controller to re-establish the shares properally and publish it under the domain namespace theres a trick to this [...]
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