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Remove role and delete folder RRS feed

  • Question

  • Dear,

    A new server is to be setup and I thought it would be good to have WSUS installed to reduce bandwidth for downloads of updates and also be aware and in control of when client machines gets updated. I installed the role on a server with 500GB. After a month of running the server's hard drive was full because of WSUS content. I guess I made the wrong settings but still, if WSUS takes this amount of space after so short of time I do now want to have it and I would like to remove it all together. I had thought that it would take at least two years until the hard drive was full of updates. So, I want to remove all the updates and remove the WSUS role. I have uninstalled the role but the files are still there. Can I delete the folder or is there a proper way of removing WSUS and its updates?

    The new server is installed with Server 2016 Standard.

    Thanks,

    Saturday, October 7, 2017 4:34 PM

Answers

  • if you have removed the role, and rebooted the server, then you can safely delete the \WSUSContent

    Don [doesn't work for MSFT, and they're probably glad about that ;]

    • Proposed as answer by Yan Li_ Monday, October 9, 2017 6:39 AM
    • Marked as answer by Nitman Monday, October 9, 2017 6:43 AM
    Sunday, October 8, 2017 1:09 AM

All replies

  • if you have removed the role, and rebooted the server, then you can safely delete the \WSUSContent

    Don [doesn't work for MSFT, and they're probably glad about that ;]

    • Proposed as answer by Yan Li_ Monday, October 9, 2017 6:39 AM
    • Marked as answer by Nitman Monday, October 9, 2017 6:43 AM
    Sunday, October 8, 2017 1:09 AM
  • Hello,

    If you are using WID as database for WSUS, you may also remove this role( before you remove this role make sure only WSUS use this as database).

    Regards,

    Yan


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    Monday, October 9, 2017 6:49 AM