How to Reduce the Size of the WinSxS directory and Free Up Disk Space on Windows Server 2012 R2 and Windows 8.1 or do we even need to?

When discussing a specific .NET framework issue a few months back, several people commented that they were unable to uninstall an update as the new /resetbase command was run against the image after the update was already installed. So what is this command? Why were they unable to uninstall this update? What other new servicing… Read more

The Most Popular Posts of 2014

Hey y’all, Mark back again to help close out another successful year of blogging. We’ve been at this for three years, which feels insanely long as well as feeling like this just started up a few weeks ago, which is weird. Trust me. We want to thank you the reader again for sticking with us… Read more

Attempting to Install .NET Framework 3.5 on Windows Server 2012 R2 Fails with Error Code 0x800F0906 or “the source files could not be downloaded”, even when supplying source

In one of my prior posts, I mentioned a step required when installing .Net Framework 3.5 on Windows Server 2012 or later operating systems. Specifically, I mentioned the need to supply the source for the .Net files because this is one of the few components we do not stage to the component store on Windows… Read more

How to Clean up the WinSxS Directory and Free Up Disk Space on Windows Server 2008 R2 with New Update

It’s finally here! After pages and pages of comments from you requesting the ability to clean up the WinSxS directory and component store on Windows Server 2008 R2, an update is available. http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2852386 As a refresher, the Windows Server 2008 R2 update is directly related to my previous blog post announcing a similar fix for… Read more

The Most Popular Posts of 2013 and Belated Birthday

Hey y’all, Mark back again for another year end recap. It has been an eventful year. We’ve added more bloggers to our team which is great, really increased our readership(it seems like you guys like us!) and have made it a full 2 years in existence on the interwebs (beating the odds every day). Not… Read more

Breaking News! Reduce the size of the WinSxS Directory and Free up Disk Space with a New Update for Windows 7 SP1 Clients

** If you're looking to free up disk space and reduce the size of the WinSxS directory on Windows Server 2008 R2, make sure to check out the following blog post on this topic** How to clean up the WinSxS Directory and Free up Disk Space on Windows Server 2008 R2 with Update  ————————————————————————————————– A few… Read more

How to Reduce the Size of the Winsxs directory and Free Up Disk Space on Windows Server 2012 Using Features on Demand

** If you're looking to free up disk space and reduce the size of the WinSxS directory on Windows 7 SP1, make sure to check out the following blog post on this topic** Reduce the size of the WinSxS Directory and Free up Disk Space with a New Update for Windows 7 SP1 Clients **… Read more