We have a server 2008 r2 box with a 60gb c:\ partition that over time completely fills up. The culprit appears to be winsxs, which is a well documented issue without any resolution beyond microsoft jamming their fingers in their ears and repeating 'its not a real issue'. This is all accurate from an extremely narrow viewpoint, however explorer, symantec liveupdate, wsus, and a host of other applications that live on this machine disagree and refuse to operate properly.
Ive seen where people are displeased because winsxs takes a few more gig than it should, however this has literally filled the entire disk. Is this an artifact of wsus, or some other crazy behavior? Anyone know anything i can do to stop (and hopefully reverse) this usage? The other machine we have running 2k8r2 is doing just fine, so its not a general OS issue, that i can tell.