NT 4.0 temp file question

Todd,

It really depends upon what application created the file and
if it is currently running when you check the TEMP folders.
It's really that simple <g>. Most of my servers are single-
purpose (Vantage, PDC, Email, files, etc) so I have mostly
empty TEMP folders.

have fun,
John


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Todd Caughey
> Sent: Friday, July 13, 2001 9:25 AM
> To: 'vantage@yahoogroups.com'
> Subject: RE: [Vantage] NT 4.0 temp file question.
TGIF the 13th no less,
I have a quick NT 4.0 Server question. Can I delete everything in my
C:\temp file and not harm anything? I had a paging file size warning come
up the other day and someone said just delete the temp file and that is a
quick fix. Is this true?
Thanks in advance,

Bruce D. Allen

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Hi Bruce,

That is certainly quick, but not necessarily a fix. Generally
you can delete anything in the various TEMP folders that does
not have the current day's date on it.

Paging file size warnings are only impacted by TEMP files if
you are running out of space on the server. There are two
more likely causes.

One is that permissions may have been set incorrectly on the
root folder of the drive containing the pagefile. Some new
admins often restrict the root folder to Administrator access
only. This isn't necessarily a bad thing, but in doing so they
may inadvertently remove SYSTEM access, which will cause a
page file size error message.

Second, your paging file might be too small for the amount of
RAM installed in your server. Generally I set the minimum
size to System RAM + 12 and the maximum size to System RAM * 2.
This seems to keep me out of trouble. You can access page file
settings in Control Panel -> System -> Performance -> Virtual
Memory.

You may also want to review the following articles at
http://search.support.microsoft.com/kb/:

Q257758
Q259151
Q140472
Q216446

have fun,
john


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Bruce D. Allen
> Sent: Friday, July 13, 2001 5:15 AM
> To: vantage@yahoogroups.com
> Subject: [Vantage] NT 4.0 temp file question.
John,
I usually follow the "delete temp files not having current date" being OK on
my desktop where I reboot every day but on the server, which is up for
months at a time, is this safe? I have always been afraid of a file created
a few weeks ago by a program that does not write to it everyday getting
deleted and messing up that application. I think I would reserve the
"delete files before today" for right after a reboot. If it is definitely
OK to delete non-current temp files that would be good to know but I did not
see this in the knowledgebase articles.

-Todd C.

-----Original Message-----
From: John Sage [mailto:jsage@...]
Sent: Friday, July 13, 2001 9:47 AM
To: vantage@yahoogroups.com
Subject: RE: [Vantage] NT 4.0 temp file question.


Hi Bruce,

That is certainly quick, but not necessarily a fix. Generally
you can delete anything in the various TEMP folders that does
not have the current day's date on it.

Paging file size warnings are only impacted by TEMP files if
you are running out of space on the server. There are two
more likely causes.

One is that permissions may have been set incorrectly on the
root folder of the drive containing the pagefile. Some new
admins often restrict the root folder to Administrator access
only. This isn't necessarily a bad thing, but in doing so they
may inadvertently remove SYSTEM access, which will cause a
page file size error message.

Second, your paging file might be too small for the amount of
RAM installed in your server. Generally I set the minimum
size to System RAM + 12 and the maximum size to System RAM * 2.
This seems to keep me out of trouble. You can access page file
settings in Control Panel -> System -> Performance -> Virtual
Memory.

You may also want to review the following articles at
http://search.support.microsoft.com/kb/:
<http://search.support.microsoft.com/kb/:>

Q257758
Q259151
Q140472
Q216446

have fun,
john


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Bruce D. Allen
> Sent: Friday, July 13, 2001 5:15 AM
> To: vantage@yahoogroups.com
> Subject: [Vantage] NT 4.0 temp file question.


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