server 2008 wsus

Posted on 2012-09-15
Last Modified: 2012-09-18
I have a question re WSUS on server 2008 64 bit

I can see that the WSUS folder has a huge amount of data and takes up a lot of space (39 gb)
Is it safe to delete these folders or are they needed by the system
I asume that they have been used and are just sitting there
Question by:doctorbill
    LVL 9

    Assisted Solution

    You  can...
     You have to decline all the old updates that are probably sitting there and then run the utility program which will delete/purge the files.
    WsusDebugTool.exe /Tool:PurgeUnnneededFiles


    Please refer the below link

    Author Comment

    If I delete the content folders as suggested, then they are put back again according to the procedure, won't I end up back where I started ?
    LVL 47

    Accepted Solution

    Actually you should move the content and database to a larger partition so that you dont have to worry about it happening again(It will).

    Author Closing Comment

    Complete solution

    Featured Post

    Don't lose your head updating email signatures!

    Do your end users still have the wrong email signature? Do email signature updates bore you or fill you with a sense of dread? You can make this a whole lot easier on yourself by trusting an Exclaimer email signature management solution. Over 50 million users should you!

    Join & Write a Comment

    With the higher take up rate of SAN’s, virtualisation etc, windows devices with more than one network interface are becoming more common.  As a general rule when a service that is installed on a Windows operating system is running, it only listens o…
    I was supporting a handful of Windows 2008 (non-R2) 2 node clusters with shared quorum disks. Some had SQL 2008 installed and some were just a vendor application that we supported. For the purposes of this article it doesn’t really matter which so w…
    This tutorial will show how to push an installation of Backup Exec to an additional server in both 2012 and 2014 versions of the software. Click on the Backup Exec button in the upper left corner. From here, select Installation and Licensing, then I…
    This tutorial will walk an individual through setting the global and backup job media overwrite and protection periods in Backup Exec 2012. Log onto the Backup Exec Central Administration Server. Examine the services. If all or most of them are stop…

    728 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

    Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

    Join & Ask a Question

    Need Help in Real-Time?

    Connect with top rated Experts

    19 Experts available now in Live!

    Get 1:1 Help Now