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WSUS Server 3 Automate Server Cleanup / DB

I am looking for a way to automate the server cleanup tasks in WSUS.   Through the use of a batch file or script preferably.
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klyptix
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JBlondCommented:
http://forums.techarena.in/server-update-service/434984.htm

Put this script in the tools-folder of WSUS and run it using 'Scheduled tasks' as often as you want (weekly/monthly/...)

Hope this helps
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klyptixAuthor Commented:

Excellent File.  

You have to download the debug tools.
Also, when copying the script make sure to fix the line breaks.

I ran it, will run it again soon to test and see if everything works correctly.

Script with line breaks is below.
Rem Batch file written by From: "Michael D. Ober"
Rem and published to WSUS newsgroup Jan 2006
 
setlocal
pushd "C:\Program Files\Update Services\Tools"
 
Rem Set a Logfile folder
Set LogDir=C:\Program Files\Update Services\Tools\Logs
 
for /F "tokens=1" %%a in ('date /t') do set day=%%a
for /F "tokens=2" %%a in ('date /t') do set date=%%a
for /F "tokens=1, 2, 3 delims=/" %%a in ("%date%") do set date=%%c%%a%%b
set logfile=%LogDir%\WSUSCleanUp
md "%logfile%"
set logfile="%LogDir%\WSUSCleanUp\%USERNAME% on %COMPUTERNAME% - %date%.log"
 
echo Stopping WSUS %date%:%time%>> %logfile%
net stop "Update Services" >> %logfile%
 
echo Deleting Unneeded Revisions %date%:%time%>> %logfile%
wsusutil.exe deleteunneededrevisions >> %logfile%
 
echo Starting WSUS %date%:%time%>> %logfile%
net start "Update Services" >> %logfile%
WsusDebugTool.exe /Tool:PurgeUnneededFiles >> %logfile%
 
echo Finished %date%:%time%>> %logfile%
popd
endlocal

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klyptixAuthor Commented:
Found a problem

Line 21: wsusutil.exe deleteunneededrevisions >> %logfile%

Generates this in the log file:
Unknown command. The following commands are known:
      help
      checkhealth
      configuressl
      configuresslproxy
      deletefrontendserver
      listinactiveapprovals
      removeinactiveapprovals
      export
      healthmonitoring
      import
      listfrontendservers
      movecontent
      reset
      usecustomwebsite
      listunreferencedpackagefolders
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JBlondCommented:
Just noticed that MS has removed that option from WSUS 3.x

What I've found:
http://www.pulsarit.net/cs/blogs/claudiog/archive/2007/05/16/eseguire-wsus-3-0-cleanup-manager-via-powershell.aspx

It's an italian blog but you basically need only the powershell script at the end.  Powershell has to be installed on the WSUS server of course.

Another comment from a MS employee saying that the only left option is to use the WsusDebugTool with the option /Tool:PurgeUnneededFiles

http://www.tech-archive.net/Archive/Windows/microsoft.public.windows.server.sbs/2007-09/msg00898.html
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Donald StewartNetwork AdministratorCommented:
You can also use these other command line options
 
http://msmvps.com/blogs/athif/archive/2005/10/27/Purge-Delete-the-downloaded-patches-on-WSUS-Server.aspx 
 
WSUSUTIL.exe Deleteunneededrevisions
WSUSUTIL.exe Removeinactiveapprovals

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klyptixAuthor Commented:

dstewartjr: Unfortunately  those commands were removed for wsus 3.0
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klyptixAuthor Commented:

Correction:  WSUSUTIL.exe Deleteunneededrevisions  was removed
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