SP2010 Development VM – Drives are running out of free space

Posted on 11/18/2009 @ 11:38 AM in #SharePoint by | Feedback | 1970 views

So you’ve created a nice little SP Dev VM, only to be greeted by the following rude message on your central admin -

“The SharePoint Health Analyzer has detected some critical issues that require your attention.”

Okay, it’s a VM .. so I know it’s not that big! How do I fix this? Easy -

  1. Go to central admin
  2. Click on Monitoring on the left side.
  3. Under “Health Analyzer”, click on “Review rule definitions”
  4. Under the Availability category, click on the “Drives are running out of free space” rule.
  5. In the dialog window that opens, Click on Edit Item to edit that rule.
  6. Uncheck the “Enabled” checkbox.
  7. Great, now it’ll quit nagging you. To get rid of the existing message, delete the message at http://<<centraladminurl>>/Lists/HealthReports/AllItems.aspx

Sound off but keep it civil:

Older comments..


On 8/25/2010 4:10:53 PM Atul Shukla said ..
Hello Sahil, your blogs are always informative. Here, if I need to change the rule setting, for example, in the error description, it says "Available drive space is less than twice the value of physical memory. This is dangerous because it does not provide enough room for a full memory dump with continued operation. It also could cause problems with the Virtual Memory swap file:<server drive>"... It is checking 'twice' the value of physical memory, and if want the check for 'thrice or four times' the value of physical memory, how to configure the rule?


On 9/15/2010 3:03:50 PM Fabio said ..
Thank you for the temporary fix...but what is the actual soltuion?


On 6/3/2011 1:13:49 PM Soumya said ..
To get rid of the exisiting message, deleting message from http://<<centraladminurl>>/Lists/HealthReports/AllItems.aspx


proved to be tricky. It won't do anything if I select the list and delete from the ribbon. A little more poking revealed that I can select the item and click on Edit. And then delete by selecting big X in the pop up that opens.