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Excessive WSUS Disk Space? RRS feed

  • Question

  • Running WSUS and SCCM on same server. I keep having to expand the space on this drive. currently disk space on this drive is:

    134gb - F:\SCCMContentLib.FileLib

    755gb - F:\WSUSContent

    107gb - F:\Win10Updates

    That's almost a TB of data not counting Win7 updates, Server updates and SCCM itself. I have done the usual WSUS maintenance and database re-indexing.

    Is this typical?

    Friday, May 12, 2017 6:32 PM

Answers

  • Sorry, I missed noting that you also have to reset all approved updates back to unapproved before running the cleanup wizard otherwise the cleanup wizard doesn't know that there's anything for it to do.

    Jason | http://blog.configmgrftw.com | @jasonsandys

    • Marked as answer by rlawsha Wednesday, May 17, 2017 3:19 PM
    Wednesday, May 17, 2017 2:37 AM

All replies

  • You need to stop approving updates directly in WSUS. If you are not manually doing this, then there could be an automatic approval rule configured. Approving updates in WSUS is not necessary and can have unexpected results. It also causes the binaries for the approved updates to be downloaded which are completely useless when WSUS is integrated into ConfigMgr.

    Once you do that, you can run the cleanup wizard in WSUS to get rid of all of those binaries -- there will still be some small amount of content in WSUSContent folder because the EULAs and few minor binaries will still exist.


    Jason | http://blog.configmgrftw.com | @jasonsandys

    • Proposed as answer by Narcoticoo Sunday, May 14, 2017 4:22 AM
    Friday, May 12, 2017 7:35 PM
  • That's true. In my lab (Which I have deployed many updates) I only get WsusContent folder about 200MB in size.

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    Monday, May 15, 2017 1:01 PM
  • okay I stopped approving updates in WSUS and removed the automatic approval rule and then ran the cleanup wizard. It did not free up hardly any did space.

    What about (in WSUS console) the products and classifications area? Do I remove the checkmarks there also? Will that affect what is checked in SCCM console?

    Tuesday, May 16, 2017 3:31 PM
  • Sorry, I missed noting that you also have to reset all approved updates back to unapproved before running the cleanup wizard otherwise the cleanup wizard doesn't know that there's anything for it to do.

    Jason | http://blog.configmgrftw.com | @jasonsandys

    • Marked as answer by rlawsha Wednesday, May 17, 2017 3:19 PM
    Wednesday, May 17, 2017 2:37 AM
  • Bingo, that did it

    Thank you

    Wednesday, May 17, 2017 3:20 PM