Disk space is always an important factor on your server systems, especially the system drive. When the system drive is full, your services crash to a halt and eveything stops working. Disk Cleanup has always been a handy tool that allows you to clear space on your drives and restore your services. However we noticed that on Windows Server 2008 onwards, the Disk Cleanup tool appeared to have vanished! We searched in vain amongst the Disk tools, but it wasn’t there.
We thought we may have to look for a 3rd party tool to perform the same job, but then we found out where Disk Cleanup went. It needs to be installed separately, by adding a feature to your server installation. Rather bizarrely you need to install the Ink and Handwriting Services! Once this feature is installed your Disk Cleanup tool is restored. Just make sure you do this before your drive runs out of space!