I have a server which recently crashed to a lack of space on the c:\ drive. After some investigation I found the SUSDB.mdf file was nearly 7GB in size.
I browsed to http://localhost:8530/wsusadmin/
and found that there were nerly 40000 updates on the system. I then went in and setup WSUS so that it only downloads the updates that we actually need. However I am still stuck with all these unwanted updates.
When I click on the updates tab, after a while I get an error saying something like "unable to contact database"
I have tried WSUSDEBUGTOOL.exe /tool:purgeunneededfiles. I get an error invalid tool.
I have also tried WSUSUTIL.exe deleteunneededrevisions. After some time I get a timeout error message.
I just want to delete all the stuff I done need. Any suggestions?