I am trying to cleanup my wsuscontent file. Using the WSUS 3.0 MMC, it shows 22013 updates total. Following steps in other posts, I have declined the unneeded updates (20285), and ran the server cleanup wizard. This ran for several hours, and upon completion, I still show 22013 updates and my wsuscontent file is still 18gig.
Then following a white paper on purge/delete corrupted or un-needed patches, I ran wsusdebugtool purgeunneededfiles. That helped a little. The doc then says to run wsusutil deleteunneededrevisions. I get an error when I try this saying that option is not valid with wsusutil. I did run a wsusutil reset.
So - after all that, the wsuscontent file reduced to 15gig and the MMC still shows the 20285 declined updates. How do I get rid of those?
Also - I suspect most of those updates were downloaded when I was running WSUS 2.0 as parameters were set incorrectly. I am now downloading only for products that I have.