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How to stop WSUS loggin to user profile (growing log size) RRS feed

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  • "WindowsUpdate.log" is growing in "%USERPROFILE%\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Windows" folders, on Windows Server 2003 EE SP2 machine, of all users that connected by Terminal Services, with running startup program on their sessions (no desktop)

    It is full of warnings, that "wuauclt.exe" can't show the "reboot dialog", up to 16 records for every 15 seconds:

    --2010-03-31 13:07:14:330 7676 1818 Misc ===========  Logging initialized (build: 7.2.6001.788, tz: +0300)  ===========
    2010-03-31 13:07:14:330 7676 1818 Misc   = Process: C:\WINDOWS\system32\wuauclt.exe
    2010-03-31 13:07:14:330 7676 1818 AUClnt Launched Client UI process
    2010-03-31 13:07:14:548 7676 1818 Misc ===========  Logging initialized (build: 7.2.6001.788, tz: +0300)  ===========
    2010-03-31 13:07:14:548 7676 1818 Misc   = Process: C:\WINDOWS\system32\wuauclt.exe
    2010-03-31 13:07:14:548 7676 1818 Misc   = Module: C:\WINDOWS\system32\wucltui.dll
    2010-03-31 13:07:14:548 7676 1818 CltUI AU client got new directive = 'Reboot Pending', serviceId = {3DA21691-E39D-4DA6-8A4B-B43877BCB1B7}, return = 0x00000000
    2010-03-31 13:07:14:548 7676 1818 AUClnt WARNING: Shell_NotifyIcon failed (dwMessage=0x0, uFlags=0x3, hr=0x80070002)
    2010-03-31 13:07:14:548 7676 1818 AUClnt WARNING: Shell_NotifyIcon failed (dwMessage=0x0, uFlags=0x3, hr=0x80070002)
    2010-03-31 13:07:14:548 7676 1818 AUClnt WARNING: Shell_NotifyIcon failed (dwMessage=0x0, uFlags=0x3, hr=0x80070002)
    2010-03-31 13:07:14:548 7676 1818 AUClnt WARNING: Shell_NotifyIcon failed (dwMessage=0x0, uFlags=0x3, hr=0x80070002)
    2010-03-31 13:07:14:548 7676 1818 CltUI FATAL: Failed to show client UI, directive=9, hr=80070002
    2010-03-31 13:07:14:548 7676 1818 AUClnt WARNING: Shell_NotifyIcon failed (dwMessage=0x2, uFlags=0x0, hr=0x80070002)
    2010-03-31 13:07:14:548 7676 1818 AUClnt WARNING: Shell_NotifyIcon failed (dwMessage=0x2, uFlags=0x0, hr=0x80070002)
    2010-03-31 13:07:14:548 7676 1818 AUClnt WARNING: Shell_NotifyIcon failed (dwMessage=0x2, uFlags=0x0, hr=0x80070002)
    2010-03-31 13:07:14:548 7676 1818 AUClnt WARNING: Shell_NotifyIcon failed (dwMessage=0x2, uFlags=0x0, hr=0x80070002)--

    ... and so on, more that 12000 records for working day, and if user leave session disconnected - more than 65000 records (until soonest night reboot), this log is appending data ... (100, 70, 50, ...)MB wasted in each user profile and quota, because this log file owner is set to corresponding user account in each user's profile.

    %SystemRoot%\WindowsUpdate.log is rewrited regulary and it's 1 MB in size ...

    How to stop this logging for users?

    Disabling Windows Update notifications about reboot in (GPO\User Configuration ...) - is not acceptible ... (GPO\Computer Configuration) Windows Update notifications about updates configured to administrative users only, but logging goes on about reboot notifications for all TS users having no server desktop in sessions.

    How to stop only WU client logging process for users, to save disk space?

    Wednesday, June 16, 2010 1:20 PM

Answers

  • I would recommend posting this question on the WSUS forum:

    http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-us/winserverwsus/threads

     


    Santhosh Sivarajan | MCTS, MCSE (W2K3/W2K/NT4), MCSA (W2K3/W2K/MSG), CCNA, Network+ Houston, TX http://blogs.sivarajan.com/ http://publications.sivarajan.com/ This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.
    • Proposed as answer by Bechir Gharbi Saturday, June 19, 2010 10:26 PM
    • Marked as answer by Karen Ji Tuesday, June 22, 2010 6:19 AM
    Saturday, June 19, 2010 3:20 PM