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WSUS cleaning tool beyond built in option for \WsusContent folder space recovery

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Occasional Contributor

I have a 2019 std server running WSUS. The drive usage is reaching 300 GB at the \Wsuscontent folder. I have run the server cleanup wizard multiple times but not much space is recovered not sure this tool performs cleaning on the content folder. Do you guys run a script or have a free tool to recover space? 

 

Thanks, 

 

Milty 

3 Replies

Might work through this one.

 

https://docs.microsoft.com/zh-cn/security-updates/windowsupdateservices/18126013

 

or also ask for more assistance from subject matter experts over here in dedictaed forum. 

 

https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/windowsserver/en-US/home?forum=winserverwsus

 

 

 

@Dave Patrick 

 

Appreciate the links. More specifically the WsusContent folder is the issue. 

 

Thanks, 

 

Milty 

Best Response confirmed by Milty60 (Occasional Contributor)
Solution

Sounds good, you're welcome.

 

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