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Removing WSUS Role in SBS2011

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We are using SBS2011, running out of space on our C drive.  I tried to move the WSUS database to a different drive, but could not connect.  Our WSUS database is showing as suspect..  We only have 5 workstations and do not need to use WSUS.    Can I remove the role and delete the database?  What is the safest procedure to do this?
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by:Hector2016
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Yes, you can. Don't be afraid. If you don't want to use WSUS anymore, you can remove the role and if there is any remaining file or folder you can delete it manually, but I think removing the role will remove all program files and folders as well.
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No. On an SBS server you should not remove any of it's roles as they are all an integral part of SBS. Removing anything is first of all a breach of the m$ TOU, and it can cause other parts of the server to break. If you don't want to use a feature or role, just don't use it. But never remove it. You should be able to change it's settings so it won't download updates for things and OS's you don't need.
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In that case, you can do this:

1. Decline all previously approved updates.
2. Run the cleanup wizard with all checkboxes marked, this will remove files in the WsusContent folder.
The WSUS Cleanup Wizard with all checkboxes marked.This way you will recover most of the disk space wasted on WSUS.
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Thanks to all for responding.  Unfortunately, I cannot do the WSUS cleanup, as the database is "suspect" and we cannot connect to it.  I suspect it hasn't been working for quite a while.  since we don't use WSUS, I was hoping to at least be able to start with an empty database, thereby freeing up space on my C drive.
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So, you need to repair the database to be able to run the Cleanup Wizard. I have found a previous question related to a possible good solution for you.

https://www.experts-exchange.com/questions/26397229/SBS2008-WSUS-stopped-working-SUSDB-Suspect.html
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