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Get Disk Space Status

Updated: November 1, 2013

Applies To: System Center 2012 - Orchestrator, System Center 2012 R2 Orchestrator, System Center 2012 SP1 - Orchestrator

The Get Disk Space Status activity will retrieve the current amount of available disk space on a UNC path or local disk drive that you specify. This activity can be used to check the space of a destination folder before transferring files to that location.

Configuring the Get Disk Space Status Activity

Before you configure the Get Disk Space Status activity, you need to determine the UNC path or local drive that you want to check.

Use the following information to configure the Get Disk Space Status activity.

Details Tab

Settings Configuration Instructions


Type the name of the computer that you are checking. You can also use the ellipsis (...) button to browse for the computer.


Type the drive path you want to check. To specify a local drive path include the colon and backslash. For example, to specify the Local Disk (C:), type "C:\". If you specify a local drive path, the runbook server that runs the runbook will check its local drive. The runbook server that runs this runbook must have the appropriate rights to check the process on the computer on which you are checking the disk space status.

Published Data

The following table lists the published data items.


Item Description


The drive that is being monitored.

Percentage of Space available

The percentage of the entire drive capacity that is available.

MB available

The number of megabytes available on the drive.

GB available

The number of gigabytes available on the drive.

For additional resources, see Information and Support for System Center 2012.

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