Need more information about what’s in Winsxs, look here

I havent posted in a while because of work I am doing on another project but someone asked me about what comprises the \Winsxs store and it made me remember a really good blog posting done during the development of Win7 that describes where and how that space is consumed.  I thought it would be…

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Should you delete files in the WinSXS directory? And what’s the deal with VSS?

  I like to read about how Windows is affecting peoples lives, specifically, the servicing components.  One of the common threads I noticed in my recent web trolling was the question “Can I delete the \Windows\Winsxs directory to save space?”.  This is usually asked in conjunction with what the directory does and why its consumed…

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General guidance on disk provisioning for WinSXS growth

Seems like this question has come up a lot this past week at work: How much space should I plan to provision for my new Vista, 2008, Win7, R2 installs?  This questions comes up in one of two forms.  Either an admin is planning a new deployment and is just curious, or more likely, machines…

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Why is the Windowswinsxs directory so large?

I wanted to put some sort of content on here quickly, so here is a link to my teams blog which I wrote last year about a common question asked when it comes to servicing the operating system.  “Why is the \Windows\winsxs directory so large?”  The short answer is that it is really a “flat” of your…

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