Using Disk Cleanup without installing the Desktop Experience on Windows 2008 R2 Server

Here’s a quick way of getting disk cleanup on a Windows 2008 R2 server without having to install the Desktop Experience and having to restart the server.

Simply do the below

  • Navigate to C:\Windows\winsxs\amd64_microsoft-windows-cleanmgr_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.16385_none_c9392808773cd7da\
  • Copy cleanmgr.exe from the above location to %systemroot%\System32
  • Navigate to C:\Windows\winsxs\amd64_microsoft-windows-cleanmgr.resources_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.16385_en-us_b9cb6194b257cc63\
  • Copy cleanmgr.exe.mui from the above location to %systemroot%\System32\en-US

Then just run Cleanmgr.exe from command prompt and off you go!

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