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WSUSContent folder too big - need to shrink it

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I have a virtual server and I only allocated 20GB for the D:\ where the WSUSContent folder is located.  Are all of the files in that folder needed and if not, how do I get rid of the old files?

Thanks in advance!
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Question by:vianceadmin
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by:Mike Thomas
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Make sure you are only getting updates you need and in languages you need, with only the latest service packs, once that's done use the wsus clean up wizard in the console.


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by:Jamie_Wilson
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20GB wont be enough to run WSUS on

I would subject moving WSUS to a server that has more space then remove it from the current one
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by:Amivit
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You can either choose to increase the size of your allocated virtual drive, or clean up your WSUSContent directory by performing various tasks such as removing updates for languages that don't even exist in your environment. I came across the same problem and this article helped out alot. I would recommend giving it a shot. http://blogs.technet.com/b/gborger/archive/2009/02/27/what-to-do-when-your-wsuscontent-folder-grows-too-large.aspx

Good luck!
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It is not only the languages. If you don't have an Exchange server in your organization, you must uncheck the boxes regarding to exchange server on the product list. This is the same for other products like Server 2000, Server 2008, Vista.... if you don't use these, uncheck them. Select only the products and languages you use in your organization.

After doing this, you may consider expanding the virtual disk, if necessary...
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Check your clients are using the correct wireless driver.
Some don't make a network connection until after logon so group policies are not processed.
Can you ping these machines pre - logon?
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Sorry posted an answer to a different question. Oops
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Only had English language selected and only client updates (no Exchange, SQL, etc.).  Ended up creating another virtual disk (50GB) and adding it to the server and spanning the volume of D:\ to include the extra 50GB.
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