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Windows temp folder is full of cab files

Article Number: 000041381

Last Modified: Fri Oct 27 09:29:05 GMT 2017

Description:

  • C:\Windows\Temp\ is full of cab files
  • Continues to grow in size until disk is full

Environment:

  • Solarwinds RMM
  • Patch Management

Solution:

  • Once C:\Windows\logs\cbs\cbs.log reaches 2GB or so, the makecab command that Microsoft uses to periodically archive the file fails every time, causing a new incomplete archive to be added to C:\Windows\temp\.
    1. Navigate to C:\Windows\logs\
    2. Delete all *.log files
    3. Navigate to C:\Windows\temp\
    4. Delete all files

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