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We have a WSUS on our network running on Windows Server 2012R2. From what i can tell based on my search is that Windows Server 2012R2 has WSUS version 6.3.9600.17477

The link i used to find version was : https://community.spiceworks.com/topic/975180-how-can-i-tell-which-version-of-wsus-i-am-running.


Are WSUS updates stored inside a folder called  WsusContent? How can i verify this? It is the one that is taking up a almost 1 TB of space

I need to free disk space. What is the best method to handle wsus so i can delete old updates and free space?

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Within Tools option (i think) is the option to delete old updates.
I'd first check all selected updates that you are downloading and delete/ remove all un-necessary (XP, Vista etc) then run cleanup.
You will need to run it many times to delete all superceded, old updates and un-needed updates.

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Out of topic

It seems our Wsus server was broke for some days and i couldn't access the "Update Services Console"

Link : https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/windows/en-US/59ad21be-7514-46df-adf3-fdf6ec15e132/wsus-breaks-after-kb3159706-released-552016?forum=winserverwsus


I followed the steps except the web.config step(If SSL is enabled on the WSUS server) amd now "Update Services Console" is working. 



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Within Tools option (i think) is the option to delete old updates. I'd first check all selected updates that you are downloading and delete/ remove all un-necessary (XP, Vista etc) then run cleanup. You will need to run it many times to delete all superceded, old updates and un-needed updates.



I went to "Update Services", Options,Server Clean up Wizard, and kept the default options all ticked.  


Unused updates and update revisions
Computers not contacting the server
Unneeded update files
Expired updates
Superseded updates

I didnt want to make any changes on the wsus server so i kept it to the default option when i run the clean up wizard. Am wondering now if it was the right choice to  do since we are talking about 1 TB of updates.







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Go off default, you don't need 1TB of updates locally.

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Joe, Wsus, Server Clean up Wizard did the trick after i had to run it multiple times. Yet i still have 498 GB in WsusContent folder. In options there is the "Products and Classification" which all products currently are selected. I guess i should select only the products we use in our environment and deselect the products we dont use correct?
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Yup

No need for Windows XP/ Windows ME/ Office 2007 and below (I hope)


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Yup

No need for Windows XP/ Windows ME/ Office 2007 and below (I hope)





We still got some office 2007 users [smile]. Thanks for the reply much appreciate it.

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