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WSUS Database instance - How to Flush?

Posted on 2008-10-21
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I upgraded from 2.0 to 3.0 before a while. There were too many unwanted updates and I am doing a dbcc shrinkdatabase. My updates, accepts and declines are all in a mess. Can I flush the database and recreate it, afresh?

Server OS: SBS 2003
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In the WSUS manager under options: Server Cleanup Wizard.
Start from the BOTTOM up ONE at a TIME.
The top one on the list will take the longest and may even stall a couple of times. Rerun it.
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I am doing it. I am also using WSUSDebugTool to cleanup.

But for a while, I have not approved / managed updates, even critical ones. Now that I am cleaning up, It seems that updates that have not been approved for a while are deleted by the clean up process. How do I ensure that after cleanup, all critical updates that are at the moment not installed are properly applied?
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Is it possible to instruct WSUS to re-detect what updates are required for which system? Kinda a reset?
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Any required updates will be detected on the workstations and servers and show up for approval.
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"Any required updates will be detected on the workstations and servers and show up for approval.
Philip"

Even those I had automaticaly declined during the cleanup using cleanup wiz / wsusdebugtool / wsustool ?
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Declined will stay declined. In the WSUS console set the view in All Updates to Declined only. Highlight them all and change their status to unapproved. Then go from there.
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