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How to remove the update metadata in SCCM database

Posted on 2010-08-31
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Hi all,
i've more than 20.000 update metadata entries in the sccm database which slows the performance on reports. Most of them (approx. 13.000 updates) are driver updates like realtek and intel which i do not need. I've already unchecked these classifications and products on the sofware update point component. How can I remove the unneeded entries?
Is there a sccm maintenance task which removes those entries after some time?
I've already waited almost two weeks, but the number is still the same.
Thanks a lot
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by:mankster
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This will be taken care of the 'Delete Aged Configuration Management Data Task' task.
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb693964.aspx

Let me know if you have any questions.
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Are you sure? It sounds a little bit that the client specific data for updates management is deleted.e.g. the status reports which updates are needeed and so on, but not the updates metadata itself.
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by:merowinger
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I've reinstalled the SUP and WSUS and now all updates except of them i want to be synced are set to expired. The question is now if the expired updates are removed from the sccm database?!
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I could solve it.
Here is it step by step:

1. Choose all Classifications, Products and Languages in SCCM which you need
2. Reinstall WSUS and SUP -> All Updates in SCCM are set to Expired=1
3. After Resync all Updates which are still synced get the state Expired=0 all others remain on Expired=1
4. All these Updates will automatically get removed during 14 days.
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