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Windows Server 2003 - WSUS Folder


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#1 stevthym

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Posted 20 November 2017 - 01:48 AM

Dear Friends!

 

I have a Windows Server 2003 acting as a Domain Controller within my LAN. There is no other assigned role to that machine. Two days ago I saw it running out of space (HDD=67GB) because of WSUS folder and specifically SUSDB.mdf whichc is almost 57GB! What should I do in order to save my space! Is there any simple way to do it?



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Posted 20 November 2017 - 08:31 AM

Hi,

 

WSUS is working with a DB that size?

 

You need to use something like this http://www.adamj.org/clean-wsus/what-it-does.html

 

Don't know if it works on server 2003, 2003 is very outdated! at some point I had to upgrade to 2008 R2 to provide updates to Windows 10 clients if I'm not mistaken. Or maybe because I have KMS server and WSUS on the same machine... Now I have server 2012 and use that script to keep WSUS DB in control.


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Posted 20 November 2017 - 08:45 AM

I know that is very outdated. And I dont provide updates to Window clients. I was just wondering how I could get rid of this huge DB. WHat about If I just delete the folder and kill update serivice?



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Posted 20 November 2017 - 10:03 AM

I know that is very outdated. And I dont provide updates to Window clients.

 

Then why you have WSUS?


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Posted 20 November 2017 - 10:04 AM

it was there.... can i just delete it and kill it?



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Posted 20 November 2017 - 01:41 PM

In that case uninstall WSUS and then delete the Database and Updates folder if not removed.


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