WSUS - How to remove ALL updates?
Posted on 2008-11-10
I am new to WSUS and mistakenly syncd when I had too many products and classifications set. Basically, I would like to remove all records for updates that are not needed. My preference would be removing all updates and starting over from that point. At the moment, I have 2392 updates in my All Updates screen. Id prefer to start over so that only the updates I need will show after I sync next.
Apparently, getting 2392 down to 0 is not an easy feat.
Ive used the SERVER CLEANUP WIZARD but this has not removed anything. I believe my unwanted updates are too new to be considered expired or superseded.
Ive run the following commands:
(This tool ran and completed but I do not notice a change still have 2392 updates all 2392 updates were declined before running the tool shouldnt this have brought my total down to 0?)
(This tool ran and completed with the message There are no permanently inactive approvals WWW service was stopped beforehand)
(This tool did not run because the deleteunneededrevisions command is unknown. Its not an option when you run wsusutil.exe /? I believe this command was used for earlier versions of the tool my version is 3.1.6001.1)
(This tool ran and completed with no status message)
Besides uninstalling and reinstalling WSUS, how do I remove all 2392 updates as options? Any help would be greatly appreciated, below are a few more details:
OS: Windows 2003 Server SP2
SUSDB.mdf: 1,404,096 KB
SUSDB_log: 164,672. KB
Store update files locally on this server (YES)
Download update files to this server only when updates are approved (YES)
Download express installation files (YES)
Update Languages (ENGLISH)