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WSUS - not using it but there's a folder taking 40GB of data

Posted on 2015-01-19
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Never dealt with WSUS. Inherited this SBS 2011 Standard  server.  I use GFI for patching.  Don't want / need wsus. But there's a folder c:\wsus on there.  not sure if wsus is running / downloading things. how do I free up that space?

Interesting - the latest files in this c:\wsus folder are dated 1/11/14....  except for 2 files - susdb.mdf and susdb_log.ldf are dated 1/18/15 and 1 of those is 12GB.  so something is still running?  but not downloading new files?

what's the right way to free up the hard drive space when not using wsus?
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David Atkin earned 2000 total points
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Hello,

By default it is installed and running on SBS 2011.  Those files are the database files, if you do not want to use WSUS then stop the service (windows internal database service) and delete the Database files.  You can also delete the content files as well.

Note that SBS creates a group policy for the client update settings are well. Shouldn't affect you if you are using GFI.

 I would keep WSUS installed on the server just for the sake of it.
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