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Cleanup WSUS downstream server RRS feed

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  • I have declined and ran a server cleanup on my upstream server which save around 50 GB, however when I do the same on my downstream server it is not clearing the disk space on downstream server.
    • Edited by PS GS Friday, October 20, 2017 1:25 PM
    Friday, October 20, 2017 1:25 PM

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  • Take back control of your WSUS server. Have a peek at my Adamj Clean-WSUS script. It is the last WSUS Script you will ever need!

    http://community.spiceworks.com/scripts/show/2998-adamj-clean-wsus

    What it does:

    1. Add WSUS Index Optimization to the database to increase the speed of many database operations in WSUS by approximately 1000-1500 times faster.
    2. Remove all Drivers from the WSUS Database (Default; Optional).
    3. Shrink your WSUSContent folder's size by declining multiple types of updates including by default any superseded updates, preview updates, expired updates, Itanium updates, and beta updates. Optional extras: Language Packs, IE7, IE8, IE9, IE10, Embedded, NonEnglishUpdates, ComputerUpdates32bit, WinXP.
    4. Remove declined updates from the WSUS Database.
    5. Clean out all the synchronization logs that have built up over time (configurable, with the default keeping the last 14 days of logs).
    6. Compress Update Revisions.
    7. Remove Obsolete Updates.
    8. Computer Object Cleanup (configurable, with the default of deleting computer objects that have not synced within 30 days).
    9. Application Pool Memory Configuration to display the current private memory limit and easily set it to any configurable amount including 0 for unlimited. This is a manual execution only.
    10. Checks to see if you have a dirty database, and if you do, fixes it. This is primarily for Server 2012 WSUS, and is a manual execution only.
    11. Run the Recommended SQL database Maintenance script on the actual SQL database.
    12. Run the Server Cleanup Wizard.

    It will email the report out to you or save it to a file, or both.

    Although the script is lengthy, it has been made to be super easy to setup and use so don't over think it. There are some prerequisites and instructions at the top of the script. After installing the prerequisites and configuring the variables for your environment (email settings only if you are accepting all the defaults), simply run:

    .\Clean-WSUS.ps1 -FirstRun

    If you wish to view or increase the Application Pool Memory Configuration, or run the Dirty Database Check, you must run it with the required switch. See Get-Help .\Clean-WSUS.ps1 -Examples

    If you're having trouble, there's also a -HelpMe option that will create a log so you can send it to me for support.


    Adam Marshall, MCSE: Security
    http://www.adamj.org

    • Proposed as answer by AJTek.caMVP Sunday, November 12, 2017 6:42 AM
    Sunday, October 22, 2017 4:11 AM
  • Hi Sir,

    In a WSUS hierarchy, it is strongly recommended that you run the cleanup process on the lower-most, downstream/replica WSUS server first, and then move up the hierarchy. The upstream server should be the last one on which the cleanup is run.
     
    Incorrectly running cleanup on any upstream server prior to running cleanup on every downstream server can cause a mismatch between the data that is present in upstream databases and downstream databases. The data mismatch can lead to synchronization failures between the upstream and downstream servers.
    https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd939856%28v=ws.10%29.aspx?f=255&MSPPError=-2147217396

    Is there any issue when syn with upstream server ?

    If the sync failed , I'd suggest you re-build the downstream WSUS server .

    Best Regards,

    Elton


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    Monday, October 23, 2017 7:17 AM