We help IT Professionals succeed at work.
Get Started

WSUS Content on Downstream Servers

604 Views
Last Modified: 2016-07-27
Hi all,

I was wondering if I could get some information on WSUS Content and how it is distributed. We have our main WSUS Server and three downstream servers and I've noticed that sometimes they run out of disk space due to downloaded content (especially the downstream servers). But this happens at random times and happens even when I haven't been approving any updates. For example, I got an alert about Disk Space this morning on one of the servers and found that the WSUS folder date modified was today meaning new content must have been downloaded even though I haven't ran any updates/approvals in over a month.

The folders within the WSUS Content folder are all numbered 0A, 0B, 0C, etc and some of them are showing as being modified this morning. I've a few questions on this:

  • Why are these folders updating when I am not physically doing any work on them?
  • Are WSUS updates downloaded to the servers even when they haven't been approved?
  • Are downstream servers pulling in every single update that has been approved on the main WSUS server?
  • Most importantly, how do I manage it so that these servers don't keep filling up and have to be purged every couple of weeks?
Comment
Watch Question
Scott SilvaNetwork Administrator
CERTIFIED EXPERT
Commented:
This problem has been solved!
Unlock 2 Answers and 8 Comments.
See Answers
Why Experts Exchange?

Experts Exchange always has the answer, or at the least points me in the correct direction! It is like having another employee that is extremely experienced.

Jim Murphy
Programmer at Smart IT Solutions

When asked, what has been your best career decision?

Deciding to stick with EE.

Mohamed Asif
Technical Department Head

Being involved with EE helped me to grow personally and professionally.

Carl Webster
CTP, Sr Infrastructure Consultant
Ask ANY Question

Connect with Certified Experts to gain insight and support on specific technology challenges including:

  • Troubleshooting
  • Research
  • Professional Opinions
Did You Know?

We've partnered with two important charities to provide clean water and computer science education to those who need it most. READ MORE