WER folder too big

Problem:

C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\WER is large possibly GB’s of data.

Reason:

The configuration of Windows Error reporting is configured wrong. Large amounts of data are stored in this location before the error’s are reported to microsoft. If the setting is not to send automatically then this folder is just going to grow.

Background:

Windows Error reporting is used to report errors to microsoft and then pooled and the largest offenders are repaired via patches etc. Also reports solutions if your problem has already been fixed.

Solution 1: (recommended)

  1. change Windows Error reporting setting’s to auto send (found in server manager)
  2. open control panel>problem reports and solutions
  3. select all>right click> check for solution
  4. the folder should be small after this

Solution 2: (if you are worried about security)

  1. disable windows error reporting
  2. open control panel>problem reports and solutions
  3. select all>right click> delete
  4. folder should be small
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