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I have an iSeries serve running Windows 2003 server - let's call the server EMERALD. EMERALD is out of disk space and I cannot remotely connect to the server. I have gone to the physical server and cannot get it to recognize a keyboard/mouse so I can't connect physically either.

Any suggestions for trying to clear up some disk space? I believe not being able to remotely connect has to do with there lack of space so even if I can clear off 100-200 MB's just to get me started would be great.

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I would try and get access to the admin shares:
\\EMERALD\c$
and delete any temp files. One (normally) big one is the windows updates folders. C:\WINDOWS\SoftwareDistribution\Download for example.
BTW, If you have both data and OS files on the same volume, you should look at changing this so you don't get bit again.

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I can't remotely connect to the server and when I ping it I do not get a response. –  rodey Dec 7 '09 at 18:05
    
Ouch... Another more risky approach would be to mount those drives in another Win2k3 server, or even a workstation and delete the files that way. You will most likely have to hard shutdown the server (you may lose AD when this happens. Do you have a backup?), but try to push the power button once and see if it initiates shutdown. If not, hold it in for 4 seconds. –  Scott Lundberg Dec 7 '09 at 21:28

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