How to reclaim space after applying Windows 7/2008 R2 Service Pack 1


An often asked question is how to reclaim space after a service pack installation.  We’ve talked about VSP1CLN and COMPCLN for Windows Vista and 2008.  Now that SP1 is out, it’s time to talk about how to do this on Win7/R2.  It’s a DISM command now:

DISM.exe /Image:C:\test\offline /Cleanup-Image /spsuperseded /hidesp

NOTE: This command is from the help file and might not be the command you need.  For example, if you’re running against an online installation, the command is dism /online /cleanup-image /spsuperseded

You can also use the disk clean up wizard to remove the service pack files.

Of course, either of these will make the service pack permanent which means that you cannot uninstall it from the system once you do this.  So, use this with caution.  As in previous cleanup commands, this will remove any superceded package from the system on the next scavenging pass and reclaim your space.  Feel free to ask questions if you have them.

–Joseph


Comments (86)

  1. Anonymous says:

    Service Packs can not be integrated in Vista ++ operating systems.  So in your case Chris, you'll need to do an online installation, install the service pack, remove the uninstall files, sysprep the image and then capture it.  

  2. Anonymous says:

    No, there is not.

  3. Anonymous says:

    You need a colon between source and the drive letter.  source:c:

  4. Anonymous says:

    Good point, the command can be run on or offline, I just used the dism command from the help to make it easier.

    As for the command changing, I think thats mostly due to the fact that we created a tool for the first two service packs to allow this to happen.  This is more of a functionality of DISM now, so I would hope that this would be the standard moving forward.  Time will tell I guess.

    BTW, I can see the jpg you're pointing to in the comment so I cant tell you if its the same or not.  The tool just makes the service pack uninstallable and removes any instance of files that were replaced as part of the service pack install.

    –Joseph

  5. Anonymous says:

    Correct, it has to be contiguous space at the end of the volume you're extending.

  6. Anonymous says:

    You can use the same command against an offline WIM.

  7. Anonymous says:

    @rsr

    the tip only works if you do it right after the clean installation of Windows. if you add/remove features or install updates you must insert the original install CD. this is the disadvantage of this tweak.

    to reduce the current folder, compress it with the NTFS compression or get the  Windows Installer Cleanup Utility  and run     msizap G!    to remove unneeded MSI/MSP files.

    An other tweak is to run     pnputil -e      to get all 3rd party drivers you have in your driverstore folder. Next run pnputil.exe -f -d oem0.inf (replace oem0.inf with the inf of the driver) to remove it. I do this to delete older drivers like the older AMD catalyst driver.

    The only way to get space is to uninstall older updates which are replaced by newer ones (old cumulative IE, Media Center updates for example)

  8. Anonymous says:

    I was able to run the command successfully, rebooted and confirmed that no back up files were found (see below), but the winsxs folder size has stayed the same at 16 GB.  Any ideas?

    C:Windowssystem32>dism.exe /Online /Cleanup-Image /spsuperseded

    Deployment Image Servicing and Management tool

    Version: 6.1.7600.16385

    Image Version: 6.1.7600.16385

    Removing backup files created during service pack installation.

    Removing package Microsoft-Windows-UltimateEdition~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.1.7

    600.16385

    [==========================100.0%==========================]

    C:Windowssystem32>dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /spsuperseded

    Deployment Image Servicing and Management tool

    Version: 6.1.7600.16385

    Image Version: 6.1.7600.16385

    Service Pack Cleanup can't proceed: No service pack backup files were found.

    The operation completed successfully.

  9. Anonymous says:

    If the space is contiguous, you just right click the C drive and choose Extend Volume from the menu.  Once you do it should allow you to choose the space you freed up.  If the space isnt contiguous, you wont have anything to choose as free space.

  10. Anonymous says:

    1.) It did find at least one file – "Removing package Microsoft-Windows-UltimateEdition~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.1.7, 600.16385", but the winsxs folder size remained the same.

    2.) SP1 is installed.  Version 6.1 (Build 7601, Service Pack 1)

  11. Anonymous says:

    You'd break stuff more than likely if you did that Jared.  Because at that point the files on disk and the hardlinks to them wouldnt be the same.  I guess in theory you could run SFC /SCANNOW and let it recreate the hard links.

    I guess my question to you would be this, why do you want to run the command in the first place?

  12. Anonymous says:

    Can you describe what you mean by an unprecedented rate?  Exactly how large are you component store directories?

  13. Anonymous says:

    @ Joscon:

    I'm an end user of Windows 7 Pro x64 on a home PC.  I was prompted by Windows Update to install SP1, nad the install completed w/o errors.  Now I need to purge the fi;es supeseded by SP1 to reclaim some disk space (had 7.6GB (19% of 40GB system partition) before SP1, now only aprox 5GB free).  When I ran Windows' built-in disk cleanup utility (%SystemRoot%system32cleanmgr.exe), it found 0 KB to remove.

    Relative to the SP1 cleanup commands you gave, was my SP1 install via Windows Update an "Online" or an "Offline" installation?

  14. Anonymous says:

    Sure thing, glad that worked out

  15. Anonymous says:

    I would restart your systems if that's the case.  Running the command again should tell you that the service pack is permanent

  16. Anonymous says:

    And keep in mind, if you do the above and blow up your installation media, we will not support your install.  I hate saying it like that but its true.  I've seen way too many utilities like this that end up keeping me employed because of what they do to the servicing mechanisms in Windows.

    Caveat emptor indeed. :)

  17. Anonymous says:

    Peter,

    You might want to run CheckSUR against the machine then to make sure that you don't have any corruption first.  I haven't really seen the removal fail.

  18. Anonymous says:

    LOL, well that is one option I guess 😉

    Best of luck.

  19. Anonymous says:

    Oh sorry…I did misread that.

    Have you rebooted the machine since doing that?  Maybe the transactions are pended and need to be flushed out.  Oddly though, it sounds like it actually ran based on the behavior, so I am trying to figure out what is missing.

  20. Anonymous says:

    No problem.  Please dont use Bart’s PE, I wont even get into that :)

    As for making your own, you can actually pull the one out of the Windows AIK, which you can download here:

    http://www.microsoft.com/…/details.aspx or you can utilize the WDK and create your own legacy version.  Steps are found here:

    technet.microsoft.com/…/cc709665(WS.10).aspx

    –Joseph

  21. Anonymous says:

    Because it was a Vista binary that nothing superseded would be my guess. Have you reclaimed your SP1 space with DISM?  If not, it may go away with that but honestly, I've never really tested your scenario so I am not sure.

  22. Anonymous says:

    Weird, you were running it in an admin cmd prompt before, correct?  Not sure why a shortcut would have changed that behavior, but regardless, glad you got it figured out.

  23. Anonymous says:

    Yup, the ServicePack folder is just the SP3, so if you dont think you’ll need it you can get rid of it.  

    PE is created for downlevel operating systems like WinXP/2003 but it is a part of the installation process with Vista/2008 and later.  So, if you have a Win7 DVD around you basically have PE already, booting it and choosing "Repair my Computer" will boot
    you into PE with some tools.  We call it Windows RE in Vista and later because its the new recovery environment.

    Information on WinPE can be found here:
    technet.microsoft.com/…/cc766093(WS.10).aspx

  24. Anonymous says:

    @ Joscon:

    Thanks, I'll go read your referred WinPE info.

    At first glance, PE (pre-installation environment) was intro'd with Vista (or maybe earlier NT Server OSes), so I'm unsure if it might have any meaning for WinXP.  If WinPE encompasses WinRE (recovery environment), the only WinXP analog I'm aware of is XP's WRC (recovery console).  Anywho, WinPE sounds much more-full featured for special installs (eg unattended or vendor customized) than the basic recovery commands in WRC.

    So is it feasible to create a "WinPE" CD for the dire case that WinXP croaks – How to do it? If so, would a "custom" WinPE CD be required foe each machine, say to capture each machine's hardware-specific drivers and so on (kinda like "BartPE")?

    TIA when you get a chance, and apologies for my getting so far off-topic.

  25. Anonymous says:

    @ Joscon:

    Thanks again for your earlier help cleaning up after Win7 SP1!

    Is there a similar (or likely diffrent) method to reclaim disk space after performing an Online install of Service Pack 3 (SP3) on Windows XP Pro? What do you recommend for post-WinXP SP3 cleanup?

    Thanks in advance.

  26. Anonymous says:

    @ Joscon:

    I think you mis-read my 9:30AM post, I *DID* use EXACTLY that command "dism /online /cleanup-image /spsuperseded" (as you just re-itereated) in the Run box, but reclaimed NO disk space. So I am stumped what to do next.

    Is it possible that the super-hidden folder "$Usr.Jrnl" still holds pre-SP1 backup files?  If so, then am I not able to actually reclaim disk space consumed by the pre-SP1 backups?.

  27. Anonymous says:

    Marty;

    We do that automatically in R2 already.  We have a scavenging process that runs at different time intervals to remove updates that have been superceded.  So in other words, your component store is already at its smallest (or close to smallest) size.

    Are you seeing some sort of specific issue?

    –Joseph

  28. Anonymous says:

    In retrospect, I originally was NOT running the command in an admin command prompt. window – my apologies for MY confusion.  As I stated earlier, I literally clicked Start > Run and put "dism /online /cleanup-image /spsuperseded" in the Open text box (w/o quotation marks), which did nothing…… Moreover, doing Start> Run > cmd to open a Command Prompt window does not open the Command Prompt window with admin privileges, as evidenced by <quote>:

    C:Usersbmaytum>dism /?

    Error: 740

    Elevated permissions are required to run DISM.

    Use an elevated command prompt to complete these tasks.

    C:Usersbmaytum>

    <end quote>

    Hence creating the desktop shortcut to launch cmd.exe but with Advanced > Run as Adminstrator checked then correctly allowed me to run the "dism /online /cleanup-image /spsuperseded" command from within that Administrator Command Prompt window.

  29. Anonymous says:

    @Joscon:

    Indeed disk cleanup shows 0 KB of Service Pack backup files to remove.

    So I've now done Start> Run "dism /online /cleanup-image /spsuperseded" command, but that didn't reclaim any disk space.  Now what?

    (FYI: my sole username does have Admin privileges – do I need to run the DISM command at some higher level?  If so, how?  BTW I am denied access to view the hidden+system "C:System Volume Information" folder, so I can't look to see if any SP1 backup filesfolders might be stored there).

  30. Anonymous says:

    Sounds like you're probably using the wrong command when attempting to run the command.  What command are you using and are you copying and pasting it or typing it in?

  31. Anonymous says:

    @rsr:  Are you asking if you can delete the Winsxs folder?  If so, the answer is no, you shouldnt delete anything in that folder or you will break servicing on the installation.  Technically you can delete it, but you would be in an unsupported state.

  32. Anonymous says:

    @Al;  That's fair I guess, its also why we moved this into the disk cleanup wizard.

  33. Anonymous says:

    @Max;  Err:87 is typically invalid parameter, did that install already have the files removed because it was installed with integrated media?

  34. Anonymous says:

    Yes, but it makes it so you cant uninstall the service pack, just be aware of that

  35. Anonymous says:

    No files were found because SP1 isn't installed yet.  You're showing Version: 6.1.7600.16385 which is RTM.  This should have been 7601.17514

  36. Anonymous says:

    LOL, dont worry about it, that's what its here for.  

    To answer your questions, yes, you can remove the service pack files for SP1 but doing so makes the service pack permanent (you can not uninstall it).  You're also correct that you dont have a means to remove the superseded files for individual patches but again, we do some of that automatically for you now anyways so its not the same problem as it would be in 2008/Vista.

  37. Anonymous says:

    12.6GB isnt horribly huge, what file/folder is consuming the majority of that space based on your tools output?  If you need to reclaim the space though, the DISM command or disk cleanup would give you back some space.

  38. Anonymous says:

    @Shannid;

    Did you install with SP1 integrated media?  If so, this has already been done on the image.

  39. Anonymous says:

    LOL, happens to me all the time.  Just glad to know its working properly.  Let me know if you need anything else.

  40. Anonymous says:

    You're running the wrong command, because you're actively in Windows you dont need the /offline switch.  So, your command is:

    dism /online /cleanup-image /spsuperseded

    –Joseph

  41. Anonymous says:

    @ Joscon / Joseph:

    Guess I'll hold off deleting the $NTUninstallKBxxxxxx folders for now on that XP PC.  I *do* have a separate C:Windows subfolder named $NtServicePackUninstall$ aprox 440+ MBytes in size – am I safe to delete that folder, given that I'll likely never need to revert back from SP3? Or, does that folder also contain accumlated pre-SP3 Windows XP patch components that I might need in the scenario "… if you happed to have a need for one of those files"?

    I don't know what you mean by "WinPE" – is that some sort of crrent WinXP OS image on my machine (or one I could burn off to CD for resoring in the event of a major OS crash)?  If the latter, can you point me somewhere on how to create + burn such a "WinPE" CD?

    -BMaytum

  42. Anonymous says:

    @rsr: It means that we would require you to rebuild the machine before we could support you.  The fact of the matter is that doing this would break servicing for the OS and we cant tell you what would happen when new patches/updates are applied to the system.  If it becomes unusable, we wouldnt assist with troubleshooting your issue until that directory was rebuilt through a clean/in-place installation.

  43. Anonymous says:

    You'd have to extend to free space on the same contiguous disk.

  44. Anonymous says:

    @BMaytum;

    Sure thing, glad we got most of the SP1 stuff worked out at this point.  As for XP SP3, it's a little easier while being a little more dangerous.  Generally you can delete the $NTUninstallKBXXXXX directories to eliminate space constraints.  The problem with doing this however is that on XP, if you happened to have one a need for one of those files and the machine was down, you'd be in a very, very bad state with no recovery options aside from trying to add them back from WinPE.  Just something to keep in mind.

    –Joseph

  45. Anonymous says:

    @ Joscon:

    Yes, I did re-boot (I likewise thought the cleanup might be pended), but on reboot the space was still not recovered.

    However, I * did* finally get the pre-SP1 Backups purged and recovered aprox 3.6GB free disk space – here's how I did it:

    1) I created a desktop shortcut to open the Command Prompt (set Target= "C:WINDOWSsystem32cmd.exe") with elevated privileges (click Advanced and check the "Run as Adminstrator" checkbox);

    2) Launched the elevated Command Prompt and chose Edit> Paste the stated command "dism /online /cleanup-image /spsuperseded";

    3) that ran the cleanup process (it took about 3+ minutes to run). Here's what was reported in the Command prompt window <quote>:

    C:Windowssystem32>dism /online /cleanup-image /spsuperseded

    Deployment Image Servicing and Management tool

    Version: 6.1.7600.16385

    Image Version: 6.1.7600.16385

    Removing backup files created during service pack installation.

    Removing package Microsoft-Windows-UltimateEdition~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.1.7600.16385

    [==========================100.0%==========================]

    Service Pack Cleanup operation completed.

    The operation completed successfully.

    C:Windowssystem32>

    <end quote>

    (Aside: I duuno why this refers to "UltimateEdition" since my Win7 x64 is Professional version)

    But I'm happy now that the pre-SP1 Backup disk space is recovered!  Hopefully this will help other people do the same.

  46. Anonymous says:

    @rsr

    as stated in the WinSxS guides, the WinSxS doesn't consume space (with exception of the files of the branches which is currently not used, the manifest files and the drivers from the driver store)

    and system restore points are stored in C:System Volume Information.

  47. Anonymous says:

    Yes, you should restart after running this command

  48. Anonymous says:

    You'd be doing an online installation because it was against a running OS.  Maybe I will write something more on the subject.

    I'm surprised you didnt see it in disk cleanup, if thats the case, run the DISM command you should be good to go.

  49. Anonymous says:

    Interesting, your image version looks like RTM to me.  SP1 is 7601.17514.  I don't have a Win7 install available readily, can you confirm that SP1 is actually installed on the machine?

  50. Anonymous says:

    "Also, so far other than using the cleanup tool, deleting everything in the C:WindowsSoftwareDistributionDownload folder and running the DISM tool with those switches as you recommended. Is that the best I can do to keep Windows lean? By running the DISM tool, I gained about 2GB."

    ________________________________

    @rsr

    When you install Windows set the option not store the MSI/MSP files into C:WindowsInstaller:

    reg add HKLMSoftwarePoliciesMicrosoftWindowsInstaller /v MaxPatchCacheSize /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f

    Because this folder is the largest folder on my Windows (14GB vs 7GB for the WinSxS folder)

  51. someone says:

    Why does the command keep changing with (wait, not even every OS but) every service pack!!!! Good gracious this is horribly annoying esp with such a long command!! Sorry to troll but ease of use fail. Does this command do the same thing as what this image shows: windowsteamblog.com/…/win7_5F00_sp1_5F00_cleanup.jpg and if yes then why is the command so long with so many switches?

  52. someone says:

    It looks like the command you posted would work on an offline image and one would want to use /online to use it on a running system with 7 SP1.

  53. TMC says:

    Is the a similar command for ImageX? Or can I use the same for it (with imagex instead of DISM of course)?

  54. Marty says:

    Ok, a tool for removing SP uninstall files on Windows Server 2008 R2.  Great!

    How about a tool for cleaning up hotfix/patch uninstall files on Windows Server 2008 R2?  Sorry to redirect but I have been searching the web and technet all day and only finding references to cannot delete winsxs and use compcln on windows 2008.  There is no compcln on R2.

  55. Patches says:

    Joseph, Thanks so much for your response.  The specific issue is that my windows directories on my Windows 2008 R2 servers are growing at an unprecidented rate.   Since I have the ability to uninstall all of the patches that have been installed to my machines my assumption is that the uninstall files must still be present.  Over the last few years I have only needed to uninstall a patch 3 or 4 times.  We have a fully patched environment, so unless a patch breaks needed functionality, it gets installed and stays installed.  For those few patches that have broken functionality, they have been removed promptly.  It is true that new servers come with larger disk drives, but in my environment not all new servers are physical.  My VM's use costly shared storage that doesn't grow with every new server deployment.  It is amazing how fast a couple of terrabytes can disappear when you are allocating 40GB per to servers that require little or no file storage.  40GB for a DHCP server seems to be unreasonable.

  56. Patches says:

    sorry for hijacking your blog.  To simplify things and not create an extended thread in your comments; We can remove service pack uninstall files, right?  That is great, and much appreciated.  Based on your comments it appears there is no tool to remove uninstall files for individual patches.

  57. chris says:

    Never got this working on an offline image. How should the sp1 be integrated and how exactly should the offline image path be in this command? Why theres no index parameter?

    Sorry buts somethings wrong here, not?

  58. Hmmmm says:

    Ok, so I can't apply SP1 to an install.wim from the media?  Bummer.. I've got a domain controller image on the install.wim file (ie: sbs2011 source), and once installed, it can't be sysprepped… so is there any way to slip-stream the SP1 bits onto it pre-install?

  59. MowGreen says:

    I have not tested this method yet so, caveat emptor –

    How To Slipstream Windows 7 SP1 Into Installation DVD ISO

    http://www.intowindows.com/how-to-slipstream-windows-7-sp1-into-installation-dvd-iso

  60. Dolmen says:

    I upgraded my Windows Vista to Windows 7, and SP1.

    Why is "compcln.exe" still on my system if it isn't anymore the appropriate tool?

  61. AlHudson says:

    Quite frankly these commands are annoying and unintuitive.

  62. max seeley says:

    I ran this command on my desktop and it worked great.  When I run it on my laptop I get an Error: 87 spsuperseded option is not recognized in this context.  

  63. Jared says:

    So this "dism /online /cleanup-image /spsuperseded" command will actually purge the winsxs folder for windows 7 users?

  64. Jared says:

    Thats unfortunate. Riddle me this. What would happen if you were to restore an image/backup of just the winsxs folder to… maybe an earlier version of one's computer. What potential harm can be done by trying that? After all your not really deleting files, you're just restoring that folder to a much 'simpler' time. Does that make sense?

  65. Jared says:

    I'm concerned about C drive space. It just seemed like over the last few weeks i've been losing a lot of my C drive space–I think I'm down to about '3 GB' according to Windows. I decided to download one of those volume allocation programs (WinDirStat) and its saying that winsxs is consuming about 12.6GB. I understand the concept of hardlinks and how the winsxs folder doesn't technically take up space. But i was hoping to get to the bottom of this volume consumption.

    Before I found out about the winsxs folder I was perfectly fine with extending the C drive, and i still am. However I've tried several different times and methods, and I can not figure out how to allocate additional space to the C drive. BTW I'm no PC guru by any means, but I like to think of myself as pretty proficient.

    So if I'm a bit misguided any info you have would be appreciated.

  66. Jared says:

    its the winsxs folder, according to windirstat. I wouldn't consider 12.6GB too bad but I've only got 30Gb allocated to the C drive. If my math is correct, thats about 40% of my C drive. Like you said, the DISM command may work, but I would rather not lock myself into my current SP, for fear some improvements down the line. So I'm all for repartitioning my C drive. I just cant figure out how to do that. Though it still would be nice to clean up the winsxs folder a bit.

  67. Jared says:

    I've tried that, using several different programs and no luck so far. I essentially have the 500GB harddrive broken down into two partitions, C & D. So in order to extend the drive, I have to shrink the D drive. So say I shrink the D drive by 15GB, so now I have 15GB of free unallocated space. At this point I should be able to right click the C drive to extend the volume, correct?

  68. lkraav says:

    no. you also need to move D to the right to make room for extending C and that is afaik an offline operation.

  69. Jared says:

    Ok, well thats the part that I'm having difficulty doing. How do I go about making the space from my shrunken D drive contiguous with my C drive?

  70. Jared says:

    Finally figured out how to make the space contiguous with the C Drive, using Minitool Partition Wizard. So far that is the best FREE partitioning tool and iz compatible with win7 64-bit. I've now extended my C drive by an additional 10GB to solve the problem, hopefully glutton of a folder (winsxs) folder doesn't dissolve that space too soon.

  71. Shannid says:

    Hi,

    It does not work for me :(. Throws an error as below :

    dism /online /cleanup-image /spsuperseded

    Deployment Image Servicing and Management tool

    Version: 6.1.7600.16385

    Image Version: 6.1.7600.16385

    Error: 87

    The spsuperseded option is not recognized in this context.

    For more information, refer to the help.

    The DISM log file can be found at C:WindowsLogsDISMdism.log

  72. rsr says:

    Hello Joseph,

    Is there a way (and is it ok?) if we can just not have any space taken up by WinSxS folder? This is esp. troublesome on VMs where we can not only have Restore points, but can also take snapshots just in case anything goes wrong and can always revert, so we don't really care about having to revert back if in case a windows update or SP doesn't work out for us. Space is more important with several 20-30GB VMs on a machine.

    Thanks

    R

  73. rsr says:

    Andre: Thanks for that. Yes, I do know that about restore points which is why "system protection" is off on all the VMs. We rely exclusively on snapshots which is much better strategy I believe.

    Joseph: Thanks. By unsupported state you mean that no one will help me if I have problems OR does that mean that Windows WILL have problems?

    Also, so far other than using the cleanup tool, deleting everything in the C:WindowsSoftwareDistributionDownload folder and running the DISM tool with those switches as you recommended. Is that the best I can do to keep Windows lean? By running the DISM tool, I gained about 2GB.

  74. rsr says:

    Thanks Joseph. Really appreciate u taking the time to answer my questions. I'll leave the winsxs folder as it is then although that's the beauty of virtualization. I could snapshot it, blow if away, try and update it next tuesday when new updates might be available and see what happens. If it all breaks, get the snapshot back. I'm usually not the one to play safe, stupid I know :)

  75. rsr says:

    Hey Andre,

    That's a REALLY cool tip! My windowsinstaller folder is 4GB but that's awesome. Now, the question is the tip you gave seems to be controlling how windows behaves in the future? What about the current Installer folder? can I blow away that away and get back 4GB? I remember doing something similar in the past and it messed up my "uninstall" from programs and features as it needed these files to uninstall anything.

    Any ideas?

    Thx again :)

  76. Manoj says:

    What can ido when i get Error:87 The source option is not recognized in this context. The DISM log file can be found at D:WindowsLogsDISMdism.log

  77. Manoj says:

    dism /online /enable-feature /featurename:NetFx3 /All /SourceC:sxs /LimitAccess  ………….am using dis command for enabling .NET framework 3.5(included 2.0 and 3.0) in windows 8

  78. Manoj says:

    ya its working now..thnk u sir

  79. Senthil.GM says:

    DISM /online /Cleanup-Image /SpSuperseded  after executing this command server restart is mandatory for 2008R2?

  80. Senthil.GM says:

    I made SP1 permanent on many of my servers, How to check it's already done.Is there any key or clues!!!Please…

  81. Senthil.GM says:

    Hi joscon [Microsoft] ,

    DISM /online /Cleanup-Image /SpSuperseded  after executing this command server restart is mandatory for 2008R2?

    Thanks for ur answer on my Q, but in my  env i didn't reboot any of my servers after this command…..

  82. Senthil.GM says:

    Yes U r correct !!!, by running again it says no backup files to clean up (means SP1 is permanent).

    In case if i run in normal server it starts clean- up ServicePack1 backup files and make it permanent, i dont wanna take the risk.

    I need to make sure SP1 is already permanent or yet to do it by looking some values instead running clean-up cmd….Thanks again for your response:):):)

  83. Mario says:

    C:Windowssystem32>dism /online /cleanup-image /spsuperseded

    Deployment Image Servicing and Management tool

    Version: 6.1.7600.16385

    Image Version: 6.1.7600.16385

    Removing backup files created during service pack installation.

    [===========================97.3%========================  ]

    Error: 0x8000ffff

    DISM failed. No operation was performed.

    For more information, review the log file.

    The DISM log file can be found at C:WindowsLogsDISMdism.log

    C:Windowssystem32>

  84. Mario - Failed says:

    2013-05-27 21:13:02, Info                  DISM   DISM Package Manager: PID=1748 Package WUClient-SelfUpdate-Core-TopLevel~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~7.6.7600.256 with CBS state 7(CbsInstallStateInstalled) being mapped to dism state 5(DISM_INSTALL_STATE_INSTALLED) – CDISMPackage::LogInstallStateMapping

    2013-05-27 21:13:48, Info                  DISM   DISM Package Manager: PID=1748  Error in operation: (null) (CBS HRESULT=0x8000ffff) – CCbsConUIHandler::Error

    2013-05-27 21:13:48, Error                 DISM   DISM Package Manager: PID=1748 Failed finalizing changes. – CDISMPackageManager::Internal_Finalize(hr:0x8000ffff)

    2013-05-27 21:13:48, Error                 DISM   DISM Package Manager: PID=1748 Failed processing package changes with session options – CDISMPackageManager::ProcessChangesWithOptions(hr:0x8000ffff)

    2013-05-27 21:13:48, Error                 DISM   DISM Package Manager: PID=1748 Service Pack Cleanup: Internal_Finalize failed. – CDISMPackageManager::SPScavenge(hr:0x8000ffff)

    2013-05-27 21:13:48, Error                 DISM   DISM Package Manager: PID=1748 Service Pack Cleanup:Failed to execute SP scavenge. – CPackageManagerCLIHandler::ProcessCmdLine_CleanupImage(hr:0x8000ffff)

    2013-05-27 21:13:48, Error                 DISM   DISM Package Manager: PID=1748 Failed while processing command cleanup-image. – CPackageManagerCLIHandler::ExecuteCmdLine(hr:0x8000ffff)

  85. Mario says:

    Hi joscon,

    Thanks for the article here.  I tried cleaning up my small SSD drive but it fails – I have copied the logs and the error.  Can you please help.

    Mario

  86. Ryan says:

    Thanks!