C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution\DataStore\DataStore.edb file getting bigger than 1 GB in my Windows Server ?


In my Windows Server 2008 R2 production servers, I noticed that this file:


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is getting bigger monthly ?

What can we do to reduce the size ?, Ive tried executing this command as Administrator:

C:\> esentutl.exe /d c:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution\DataStore\DataStore.edb

But it doesn't reduce the file size.
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This is the database of the windows updates that have been done. You can stop the Update service, then just delete the contents of the DataStore folder. Additionally I would also delete the contents of the Downloads folder. Then restart the service and run Windows updates again. The file should then get recreated, but it should be a lot smaller to begin with.

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Davis McCarnOwnerCommented:
I just checked and, on an R2 server with fairly light access demands, the file is 820MB so I wouldn't be particularly worried about it if I were you.
If you have the server fully updated and you are still worried, install this:
Senior IT System EngineerIT ProfessionalAuthor Commented:
Ah I see.
So it can be removed and deleted safely in Production server I guess..
Senior IT System EngineerIT ProfessionalAuthor Commented:
THanks !
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