WSUS 3.0 - 2008 R2 - Clients not receiving updates

Hi Guys,

I've just approved a few windows updates to a test IT group but the machines haven't received the updates yet. Its been about 18 hours now.
Is there anyway I can check what the status is and when they are due to receive and updates?

EDIT: The machines have now picked up the updates. Maybe just took some time.

Question: The C:\WSUS\WsusContent path is really big in size and I need to clean it up. Whats the best way to do this? I know C drive isnt best practise for this folder but in the meantime while I setup a new WSUS server 2012, how can I clean this folder up?

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Jaroslav LatalMSPCommented:
You should use "Server cleanup wizard".
- run Update services
- options
- server cleanup wizard

It can take several hours to finish the cleanup.
It also can fail few times, then run it again.

DonNetwork AdministratorCommented:
Hate busting peoples bubble, but "Server cleanup wizard" does not cleanup very much at all.

The only way to truly cleanup is to first decline unneeded updates, then run cleanup.

I prefer to first move the WSUS content folder to a much larger drive. Then only select the language ,products and classifications you need. Also make sure your WSUS is set to only download updates when approved.

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out2getyouAuthor Commented:
Hi dstewartjr, how do I manually move the WSUS content folder? on 2008 R2 server?

UPDATE: I managed to move the WSuscontent folder using the following:

wsusutil.exe movecontent D:\WSUS D:\WSUS\wsus.log

then checking the correct path here: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Update Services\Server\Setup - ContentDir

However, I did notice that the database folder didnt move (C:\WSUS\UpdateServicesDbFiles)

I now experience wierd SQL issues... high CPU on the sqlservr.exe process and get this error:

any ideas? do I need to make any changes on the SQL stuff?
out2getyouAuthor Commented:
Hi, I installed SQL management studio express and moved the database files from C to E drive and all looks fine now.

out2getyouAuthor Commented:
thank you!!!
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