I've seen many posts about this folder on the serverfault.com site but none helped me solve my issue.
I have at least 20 servers with fully packed system partitions (I don't know why, but all system partitions have been configured with 30GB).
The operating system on all servers is Windows server 2008 R2, no SP1 is installed and therefor the tools are non-existent (compcln.exe and vsp1clean.exe), in addition to that i'm not allowed to install SP1 on the servers.
Where ever it was possible i deleted many
$NT... folders from the Windows directory and in some servers it did solve the free space issue, but on the rest of the servers I couldn't find any
$NT... folders to delete.
Shadow copy is disabled on all servers as well as system restore.
The windows cleanup tool is missing from the right click menu -> properties window of the disk.
I understand that tempering with the WinSxS folder manually is not recommended.
Is there a known solution to my problem?