I make use of deduplication feature on Windows Server 2012, and Windows Server 2016 quite extensively. And, it does wonders. Its deduplication ranges from 10% (wsus content, backup server) to upwards of 55% ( File Share servers and SCCM Distribution Points with ISOs and .wim images, as well as packages and applications).
Recently, a case was brought to my attention where a drive with wsusContent on freshly installed Windows 2016 server has started running out of space. Initial drive size was about 100GB, and after fe Continue reading →