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How to disable or remove WSUS from SBS 2008

We just deployed a new SBS 2008 Std. server for one of our customers. 100% of the users work remotely (server in Chicago, users at offices around the country), and patches are managed through a third-party application.

How can WSUS be disabled or removed? My primary goal is to eliminate the additional disk space used by the update cache, so if there is a way to simply prevent automatic download, that will be sufficient.
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intrustit
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Donald StewartNetwork AdministratorCommented:
You could just disable the Policy setting

GPO>Computer Config>Admin Templates>Windows Components>Windows Updates>Specify intranet Microsoft update service location

Which says

If the status is set to Disabled or Not Configured, and if Automatic Updates is not disabled by policy or user preference, the Automatic Updates client connects directly to the Windows Update site on the Internet.

Or you can under services.msc disable update services

and you could also manually remove wsus

How to manually remove all of WSUS
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intrustitAuthor Commented:
Thanks for the quick reply. I'll give this a try later today, post results tomorrow.
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intrustitAuthor Commented:
Well, i'm embarrassed to admit this, but I never checked in Program and Features.

Was able to remove through control panel, pretty straight-forward.
Thanks for the suggestions anyways!
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bobchamCommented:
The expert answer leaves me in the lost area. How do you get to the GPO>computer config in Server 2008. I can find the GP manager but no computer Config entry. Can we get this clarified please?
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jody_j_houghtonCommented:
I know this is old but....  start>run>gpedit.msc - Expand policies and drill down.  You'll find it there.
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