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We have WSUS 4 on Server 2012 setup to have it own 100 GB drive for a userbase of ~50 computers. I looked at the requirements from Microsoft, that said it only needs 30GB of space, but ours is full at 100 GB.

I have ran the cleanup wizard with all options checked, but it doesn't remove anything.
All 100 GB are in the WsusContent folder.

Is this the correct size, or can I do something to keep it smaller?
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by:Kent Fichtner
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There are a few options that I can think of.  First check the Products and Class (under options) and make sure that what you want users to update is all that is checked.

The other idea is under the Update Files (under options), you can pick to download the updates and/or express install files (which are a lot bigger).  You can also just have the users download from Microsoft, but with 50 computers I wouldn't recommend it.

Hope that helps
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by:McKnife
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30 GB is outdated information. If you selected all products(did you?) than 100 GB is easily filled up.  Deselect products you are not going to patch (because those are not present at your company).
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by:Donald Stewart
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Also be sure to verify that only the Languages you need are selected.
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by:arnold
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Adding to the prior comments, make sure to limit which updates get auto-approved as the approval is what triggers the package retrieval.

As others pointed out, limit the products for which you will retrieve updates, the languages in which the updates will be available and then run the cleanup wizard to remove unneeded updates/files.
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by:jjwolven
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I noticed that even Approved updates are only showing 99%, could that be affecting it?
It shouldn't remove the update until 100% have finished, correct?
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by:McKnife
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You should not remove ANY approved updates, no matter what state they are in. Because you might need to reinstall those under certain circumstances and also with new installations.
You have been giving hints, what about those :) ?
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Donald Stewart earned 500 total points
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If it were me I would just move move the content and database to a larger volume and not have to worry about how large it gets

http://www.itblog.co.za/2012/02/04/wsus-move-content-and-content-database-susdb-sbs-2008/
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by:arnold
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The 99% applies to the current update of a system which is fine as it is detemined by the options you select.
i.e. if you have drivers, updates, etc. and the updates, drivers are not approced, the system still reports that there are 100 updates installed with two or three optional driver updates, which is what/where the 1% is.
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by:Donald Stewart
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Wrong! That percentage is only based on "Needed" updates, optional updates are not calculated into that percentage.
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by:arnold
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I believe they are counted as those optional updates are reflected as needed when viewing the computer report.
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The initial updates on a new computer are done directly from Microsoft Windows Updates, not through WSUS.
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