troubleshooting Question

Removing an OLD WSUS installation to clear up space

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Microsoft SQL ServerWindows Server 2003
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I have a SQL server that is runnig low on haed rive space.  I noticed that there are two folders on the data partition (Wsuscontent and MSSQL$WSUS) that are taking up 38GB!  I know for a fact that we are not using this server for WSUS services, so I'd like to totally remove WSUS from this server, if it's actually even installed....I can't connect to the Adminstration page, and I'm pretty sure this was just a "test" install from a couple years ago, it just got abandoned.  Can I just delete that "wsuscontent" directory at the very least to gain some much needed hard rive space?  Thanks.

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