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Remove the updates Installed to the client from WSUS SERVER RRS feed

  • Question

  • WSUS Server running on the Windows Server 2008 R2. Is there a way to get rid of updates that have been pushed out and installed on all client computers? because currently I am running out of disk space and I really don't want to increase the disk space further more.

    I tried the Server Cleanup Wizard but it didn't help much as it only cleans out unnecessary and declined updates.
    Wednesday, November 12, 2014 12:38 PM

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  • I tried the Server Cleanup Wizard but it didn't help much as it only cleans out unnecessary and declined updates.

    First you must remove the approvals from those older updates.

    See my blog article Remove unneeded update approvals for additional guidance.


    Lawrence Garvin, M.S., MCSA, MCITP:EA, MCDBA
    SolarWinds Head Geek
    Microsoft MVP - Software Packaging, Deployment & Servicing (2005-2014)
    My MVP Profile: http://mvp.microsoft.com/en-us/mvp/Lawrence%20R%20Garvin-32101
    http://www.solarwinds.com/gotmicrosoft
    The views expressed on this post are mine and do not necessarily reflect the views of SolarWinds.

    Wednesday, November 12, 2014 5:54 PM

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  • Disk resources are cheap these days and wsus does not have particular requirements,. that's why i still would advice to extend the disk capacity.

    To limit the amount of storage needed, limit the products and languages you are supporting through wsus. 

    Also check this article: http://blogs.technet.com/b/gborger/archive/2009/02/27/what-to-do-when-your-wsuscontent-folder-grows-too-large.aspx


    MCP/MCSA/MCTS/MCITP

    Wednesday, November 12, 2014 3:11 PM
  • I tried the Server Cleanup Wizard but it didn't help much as it only cleans out unnecessary and declined updates.

    First you must remove the approvals from those older updates.

    See my blog article Remove unneeded update approvals for additional guidance.


    Lawrence Garvin, M.S., MCSA, MCITP:EA, MCDBA
    SolarWinds Head Geek
    Microsoft MVP - Software Packaging, Deployment & Servicing (2005-2014)
    My MVP Profile: http://mvp.microsoft.com/en-us/mvp/Lawrence%20R%20Garvin-32101
    http://www.solarwinds.com/gotmicrosoft
    The views expressed on this post are mine and do not necessarily reflect the views of SolarWinds.

    Wednesday, November 12, 2014 5:54 PM