WSUSContent folder growing out of control on SCCM 2012 (Build number: 8239)

Hello SCCM Experts,

I have inherited an SCCM 2012 server where the WSUSContent is growing out of control.  I first ran into problems with drive space last week.  I added more space (100GB) but synchronization was still not working.  I had to do a wsusutil reset to get synchronization to work.  I didn't empty the contents of the WSUSContent folder before I did the wsusutil reset.  Here are my questions/thoughts:

1.  If I follow the delete the contents of WSUSContent per this article: https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/gborger/2009/02/27/what-to-do-when-your-wsuscontent-folder-grows-too-large/, will this work with my version of SCCM?
2.  Can I uninstall and reinstall the WSUS portion of SCCM.  I found an the following article explaining the procedure to do this if the Windows Internal Database is used in SCCM.  https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/sus/2016/10/18/recreating-the-susdb-and-wsus-content-folder-for-a-windows-server-2012-based-wsus-computer/

The article states:  Note that if you see ##SSEE (in HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Update Services\Server\Setup\SQLServerName), this blog post is not applicable to you.   Of coarse this is what we have.  Does anyone know the steps for recreating the SUSDB and WSUSContent folder on a build using SQL Server?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Nick
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Seth SimmonsSr. Systems AdministratorCommented:
haven't used SCCM but for the WSUS piece, check to see what you are approving
make sure it's only the updates you really need
approving everything will cause the content folder to explode
also run the cleanup wizard.  those options will help expire and remove updates that are superseded and no longer needed
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arnoldCommented:
The more items and categories and products you select, the larger the amount of data retrieved, especially if you have auto-approve and do not explicitly specify the products but only use critical and security.

Periodically, you need to usethe option cleanup wizard to clear out expired or superseded updates.... As Seth mentioned above.

The issue is as follows, how many systems do you have. The trade off is a single retrieval of approved updates by one system versus ......
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ndalmolin_13Author Commented:
Thanks for the help.  We had an auto-approve rule set
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