Posts Tagged sce2010

New Microsoft management software on-route, clear-out the old beta’s

With the release of SCE2010 Release Candidate this last week, and coupled with a rebuild of our primary infrastructure & management server it’s been time to do a bit of overdue housekeeping in light of the new software available or about to be released..

This morning (whilst finishing our new Windows 7 with Office 2010 Beta build for the ThinkPad X series – yes I’m a sad git at 07:00!) I’ve deleted space consuming binaries and install media for older beta products that have been superceeded or are about to be.

For the cull are SCE2010 Beta, DPM 2010 Beta v3 (RC is due in early feb), and a really old SCVMM 2008 R2 RC…. saved a mere 26GB of disk space there! (yes this is sarcasm!)

Now I’m not intending to write possibly the most pointless and dull blog post in the history of the blaahhhg, but more as a reference to myself of our involvement in these stages of product testing and development.

If for some reason you’re not aware of how you get hold of Microsoft early release beta’s and release candidates then take a trip to http://connect.microsoft.com.  Be warned this may start a long and time consuming passtime of exploring new software, but the rewards are there for your efforts.

Anyway, its time to start reusing some of that reclaimed disk space and start extracting the 4.10GB of SCE2010 RC I downloaded the other day… who’s going to bet its even bigger than the beta? 😉

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SCE 2010 installation… cleaning up afterwards (deleting wasted space, moving dBs)

We installed the current beta of System Center Essentials 2010 on our production infrastructure server, an HP DL380-G4 running Windows Server 2008 R2 to find that we consumed a huge amount of disk space – so much so the server ran out of space on its C:System partition… oh and SCE didn’t report on this in its daily summary!

So a clean-up is required…

1st thing to delete was several hundred megabytes of files taken up with various language versions of MS Virtual Server 2005 binaries in:
C:\Program Files\System Center Essentials\SCVMM 2008\vs\  i386 & amd64
the ‘1033’ folders contain the english versions, the rest deleted

Next on the list is the SQL database files used by SCE, by default (no installation choices given, hopefully better by RTM!), these are installed into:
C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL10.ESSENTIALS\MSSQL
C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSRS10.ESSENTIALS
each currently taking after about a week of SCE2010 running, some 748 & 580MB respectively!

in our case we also found another 417MB in C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\100\Setup Bootstrap\Update Cache\KB968369\ServicePack – will come back on this one, but have moved in the meantime…

and another 641MB in C:\Program Files\System Center Essentials\Health Service State\Health Service Store (one in particular, the HealthServiceStore.edb at 598MB!)

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