Avatar of heze54
heze54Flag for Spain asked on

WINSXS after installing WSUS

Hi,

i´had some servers with no WSUS server  configured at AD, and after configuring WSUS, I ran this DISM /online /Cleanup-Image /SpSuperseded and cleaned some space.

I´ve some questions.

-When a WSUS server is configured under AD, is necessary WINSXS folder?
-Is normal a growth of that folder even WSUS is configured ?

Any idea?

regards
Windows Server 2008Active DirectoryWSUS

Avatar of undefined
Last Comment
compdigit44

8/22/2022 - Mon
davorin

WSUS is just  service for centrally manage updates, so you don't need to approve in install updates on computers one by one.
There is no difference for winsxs folder if you have WSUS or not. It is still necessary.
Abhilash

Many users have reported the issue of winsxs folder getting increased in size, this folder is basically a OS folder which you should not modifiy / play around with. OS stores dll refernce files in windows sxs ( side by side ) folder which is very much needed for OS to refer to particular version of dll.

This link tells you everything about Winsxs
http://omnicognate.wordpress.com/2009/10/05/winsxs/
Mahesh

Winsxs is kind of repository \ store for files needed to deploy server roles \ features

Remember, in windows 2003 if you  install any roles \ service, system always prompt you to provide OS CD.

Its not required now in 2008 as Winsxs folder contains all required files to install roles and features
Also windows can look for files in this folder dynamically as and when required.

However you may try some workarounds to compact its size with below link
http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/windowsserver/en-US/174f3f40-41fd-47f1-8fd8-3f11a642c96c/winsxs-folder-size-increased-to-60-gb?forum=winservergen

Its not recommended to play with this folder without knowing what you are doing exactly.

Mahesh
Your help has saved me hundreds of hours of internet surfing.
fblack61
ASKER
heze54

Hi,

After run DISM /online /Cleanup-Image /SpSuperseded the folder still takes 7,57 GB of space.

Any more idea to reduce it?

regards
Abhilash

ASKER
heze54

Can be used under windows 2008 R2 standar with AD and WSUS?
Get an unlimited membership to EE for less than $4 a week.
Unlimited question asking, solutions, articles and more.
Abhilash

They say it will work. I'm not too sure.
you could try. It will try to shrink the folder and not delete it.
Should not be harmful.
ASKER CERTIFIED SOLUTION
Mahesh

Log in or sign up to see answer
Become an EE member today7-DAY FREE TRIAL
Members can start a 7-Day Free trial then enjoy unlimited access to the platform
Sign up - Free for 7 days
or
Learn why we charge membership fees
We get it - no one likes a content blocker. Take one extra minute and find out why we block content.
See how we're fighting big data
Not exactly the question you had in mind?
Sign up for an EE membership and get your own personalized solution. With an EE membership, you can ask unlimited troubleshooting, research, or opinion questions.
ask a question
compdigit44

Unless you are seriously run low on disk space i would leave the winsxs folder be..