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  • Question

  • In WSUS version 3, is the WSUS Server Cleanup Wizard able to clean up .cab files from Software packages that have been deleted from System Center Essentials 2010 ?
    Tuesday, April 26, 2011 11:43 PM

Answers

  • Hi,

     

    What .cab files did you want to clean?

     

    Use Server Cleanup Wizard, you can do the following things:

     

    Remove unused updates and update revisions

    The wizard will remove all older updates and update revisions that have not been approved.

     

    Delete computers not contacting the server

    The wizard will delete all client computers that have not contacted the server in thirty days or more.

     

    Delete unneeded update files

    The wizard will delete all update files that are not needed by updates or by downstream servers.

     

    Decline expired updates

    The wizard will decline all updates that have been expired by Microsoft.

     

    Decline superseded updates

    The wizard will decline all updates that meet all the following criteria:

     

    The superseded update is not mandatory

     

    The superseded update has been on the server for thirty days or more

     

    The superseded update is not currently reported as needed by any client

     

    The superseded update has not been explicitly deployed to a computer group for ninety days or more

     

    The superseding update must be approved for install to a computer group

     

    For more information, you can refer to:

     

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc708578(WS.10).aspx

     

    By the way, it is recommend that you perform the further research in System Center Essentials forum so that you can get the most qualified pool of respondents. Thanks for your understanding.

     

    System Center Essentials

    http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/category/systemcenter

     

     

    Best Regards,

    Vincent Hu

     

     

    Wednesday, April 27, 2011 6:33 AM
    Moderator

All replies

  • Hi,

     

    What .cab files did you want to clean?

     

    Use Server Cleanup Wizard, you can do the following things:

     

    Remove unused updates and update revisions

    The wizard will remove all older updates and update revisions that have not been approved.

     

    Delete computers not contacting the server

    The wizard will delete all client computers that have not contacted the server in thirty days or more.

     

    Delete unneeded update files

    The wizard will delete all update files that are not needed by updates or by downstream servers.

     

    Decline expired updates

    The wizard will decline all updates that have been expired by Microsoft.

     

    Decline superseded updates

    The wizard will decline all updates that meet all the following criteria:

     

    The superseded update is not mandatory

     

    The superseded update has been on the server for thirty days or more

     

    The superseded update is not currently reported as needed by any client

     

    The superseded update has not been explicitly deployed to a computer group for ninety days or more

     

    The superseding update must be approved for install to a computer group

     

    For more information, you can refer to:

     

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc708578(WS.10).aspx

     

    By the way, it is recommend that you perform the further research in System Center Essentials forum so that you can get the most qualified pool of respondents. Thanks for your understanding.

     

    System Center Essentials

    http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/category/systemcenter

     

     

    Best Regards,

    Vincent Hu

     

     

    Wednesday, April 27, 2011 6:33 AM
    Moderator
  • Why would I want to go to Security Essentials for WSUS issues? This one serves us well and we have the active participation of Lawrence Garvin.

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    Regards,
    Hank Arnold
    Microsoft MVP
    Windows Server - Directory Services
    http://it.toolbox.com/blogs/personal-pc-assistant/

    On 4/27/2011 2:33 AM, Vincent Hu wrote:

    Hi,



    What .cab files did you want to clean?



    Use Server Cleanup Wizard, you can do the following things:



    Remove unused updates and update revisions

    The wizard will remove all older updates and update revisions that have not been approved.



    Delete computers not contacting the server

    The wizard will delete all client computers that have not contacted the server in thirty days or more.



    Delete unneeded update files

    The wizard will delete all update files that are not needed by updates or by downstream servers.



    Decline expired updates

    The wizard will decline all updates that have been expired by Microsoft.



    Decline superseded updates

    The wizard will decline all updates that meet all the following criteria:



    The superseded update is not mandatory



    The superseded update has been on the server for thirty days or more



    The superseded update is not currently reported as needed by any client



    The superseded update has not been explicitly deployed to a computer group for ninety days or more



    The superseding update must be approved for install to a computer group



    For more information, you can refer to:



    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc708578(WS.10).aspx



    By the way, it is recommend that you perform the further research in System Center Essentials forum so that you can get the most qualified pool of respondents. Thanks for your understanding.



    System Center Essentials

    http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/category/systemcenter





    Best Regards,

    Vincent Hu


    Regards, Hank Arnold (MVP - DS)
    Monday, May 2, 2011 10:35 AM
  • Why would I want to go to Security Essentials for WSUS issues? This one serves us well and we have the active participation of Lawrence Garvin.

    For the same reason we often send SBS/WSUS admins to the SBS forums, and send ConfigMgr admins to the ConfigMgr forums.

    All three products: SBS, SCE, and ConfigMgr, to some extent -- more or less -- "customize" WSUS for their special purposes, which makes standard diagnostics sometimes not applicable.

     


    Lawrence Garvin, M.S., MCITP:EA, MCDBA, MCSA
    Principal/CTO, Onsite Technology Solutions, Houston, Texas
    Microsoft MVP - Software Distribution (2005-2011)
    My MVP Profile: http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/profile/Lawrence.Garvin
    My Blog: http://onsitechsolutions.spaces.live.com
    Monday, May 2, 2011 5:23 PM
    Moderator