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  • Hi Guys,

    I have a strange problem which I am unable to resolve.

    For some reason I see 132gb showing in the Download Status of which Downloaded is 7gb. I have cleaned up the All Updates folder with the options set to Approval: Any Except Declined and Status: No Status - there were hundreds of languages that were in the folder with a state of downloading. I have declined all of these as we do not need them on the English language. After completing the housekeeping and running the Server clean up Wizard on the WSUS console the 132gb does not budge.

    It has never been so high - can anyone let me know what would be the possible causes of this and how to get this down?


    Wednesday, January 24, 2018 8:52 AM

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  • 1. Change Classification and updates category as you need.

    2. Run cleanup wizard again....

    3. Refer these also further....



    • Proposed as answer by AJTek.caMVP Thursday, January 25, 2018 12:50 AM
    Wednesday, January 24, 2018 10:13 AM
  • WAM it! (Link in MAUKP's post, but I'll post it here too.)

    Mark his as an answer.

    Please have a look at the WSUS Automated Maintenance (WAM) system. It is an automated maintenance system for WSUS, the last system you'll ever need to maintain 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 Shrink your WSUSContent folder's size by declining multiple types of updates including by default any superseded updates, preview updates, expired updates, Itanium updates, and beta updates.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
    Microsoft MVP - Windows and Devices for IT

    Thursday, January 25, 2018 12:50 AM
  • Hi,

    Have you checked the following thread to reset BITS download job then re-approve the updates that you needed :



    Best Regards,


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    Thursday, January 25, 2018 7:31 AM