Enable Disk Cleanup Windows 2008/R2

By default (for some reason) the Disk Cleanup Utility is disabled by default in Server 2008/R2. To enable the features through the wizards in Programs/Features takes forever and takes a reboot. There are two files you need that can be copy/pasted to their directories, and you’re off and running:

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COPY FROM HERE:

PASTE FILE HERE:

2008R2

C:\Windows\winsxs\amd64_microsoft-windows-cleanmgr_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.16385_none_c9392808773cd7da\cleanmgr.exe %systemroot%\System32
C:\Windows\winsxs\amd64_microsoft-windows-cleanmgr.resources_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.16385_en-us_b9cb6194b257cc63\cleanmgr.exe.mui %systemroot%\System32\en-US

2008 (64bit)

C:\Windows\winsxs\amd64_microsoft-windows-cleanmgr.resources_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6001.18000_en-us_b9f50b71510436f2\cleanmgr.exe.mui %systemroot%\System32
C:\Windows\winsxs\amd64_microsoft-windows-cleanmgr_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6001.18000_none_c962d1e515e94269\cleanmgr.exe.mui %systemroot%\System32\en-US

2008 (32bit)

C:\Windows\winsxs\x86_microsoft-windows-cleanmgr_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6001.18000_none_6d4436615d8bd133\cleanmgr.exe %systemroot%\System32
C:\Windows\winsxs\x86_microsoft-windows-cleanmgr.resources_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6001.18000_en-us_5dd66fed98a6c5bc\cleanmgr.exe.mui %systemroot%\System32\en-US

 

The Cleanmgr.exe files go in %systemroot%\System32. The Cleanmgr.exe.mui files should go in %systemroot%\System32\en-US.

Reclaim some free space, grab a beer.

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