Got a question from Mark this week:
“Does the latest version of Network Administrator allow me to run just the update cleanup portion of disk cleanup?”
Mark showed me a new command that was backported from Windows 8 to Windows 7.
It allows you to delete service pack, and patch uninstall files. These can add up after a while, and it can really save some space if you are able to delete them.
The program is called DISM.exe
To remove service pack uninstall files you can call it like this:
Keep in mind that after you do this you can’t uninstall your service packs
To remove patch files that are no longer needed (Older versions, and uninstall files), you call it like this:
The /resetbase will compact the storage area used by automatic update.
You can run the cleanup remotely by using the plugin we just added to Network Administrator:
It allows you to clean up service packs, patches, or both:
Once you pick your options you just point it at the machine you want to clean up and press start:
Get the latest copy from here:
For Network Administrator to do its work, it needs file and printer sharing open. Microsoft has disabled this by default.
These articles will walk you through enabling it:
Windows Vista, 2008:
Windows 7, 2008 R2:
From a script on any version of windows (Must run as administrator):
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