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Windows SBS 2003 Remove or Move Windows Update Services

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Hello All,

    I have a client who is using Small Business Server 2003.  When it was installed they put a small C partition and have a large D partition where all of the data is stored.  However, the database for Windows Update Server is all stored on the C: drive and starting to run out of space.  I ran the cleanup of C and Windows Update Clean up but still didn't free up too much.  

   This is a small office with only a few clients so I'd like to know the best way to either move the database to another drive or partition or completely uninstall Update Services.  Since they only have a few clients it's not a big deal to have them use the Microsoft web site for updates.  Thanks.
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For a link how to do this - and 20 or so other things you can do to free up space if you haven't thought of them - see http://www.lwcomputing.com/tips/static/bootdrivesize.asp
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Ok after further review it appears the content files are already on the D: Drive.  What is still on the C: is in a folder called WSUS Database.  This has two files.  SUSDB.mdf and a database log file.  These are over 5GB.  how can I move these?
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These are SQL databases.  See the link I posted earlier (and don't skip to the summary table).  The description of SQL databases contains links to instructions on how to move them.  If, necessary, I can cut and paste the entire article here... but frankly, that would be a VERY long comment to read even though everything in it is designed to assist you in freeing up space.
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leew has posted an excellent article that covers everything you need, and more.

If you want to see it specifically with screenshots and talking about WSUS.
http://blogs.technet.com/b/sbs/archive/2009/09/23/how-to-move-wsus-content-and-database-files-to-a-different-partition.aspx Ignore the first bit as it is for SBS2008, but the database move is the same.

Andy
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Is there a way just to disable the WSUS on the server from running?  They only have a few clients and they would rather it just pull from the microsoft site.
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Uninstall it. Then disable the windows update group policy settings.

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Great just did that for now and we are good thanks.
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