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  • How much space is generally normal for WSUS Updates with regular deleting of superseded updates?  I am being told 100 GB should be enough, but am fighting no space to download every month.  I have declined all that I could and still do not have room to download.


    Tuesday, November 6, 2018 1:41 PM


  • Hello,

    Glad to help.

    As Leon said, how much space WSUS content take up depends on the classifications and products you choose. Personally, I would leave at least 200 GB of space for WSUS content.

    1> How to avoid unnecessary space occupation by WSUS content?

    • Remove unneeded classifications and products and languages.
    • Do not download Express Installation Files.
    • Select "Download update files to this server only when updates are approved", and only approve updates which are needed by clients.

    2> What to do if WSUS content already grows too much?

    • Move WSUS content to a new local location or NAS having enough space. You could use "wsusutil.exe movecontent" commands to do that.
    • Clean up the WSUS content. Note that declining do not remove the update files automatically, you could use built-in Server Cleanup Wizard or script to do it. I post a link below.
    • You could reset your WSUS content via "WSUSUtil.exe reset" command, it would re-download the approved updates.


    Automated WSUS Maintenance Utility v1.6

    What to do when your WSUSContent folder grows too large
    WSUS: How to change the location where WSUS stores updates locally
    Hope my answer could help you and look forward to your feedback.
    Best Regards,


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    • Marked as answer by AmyOC Friday, November 9, 2018 6:29 PM
    Wednesday, November 7, 2018 2:20 AM

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