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Old 10-02-2013, 07:37 AM   #1
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I have a site that is running an SBS 2011 server with WSUS. Lately we've been having problem with WSUS filling up all of our system hard drive space, which is affecting our Exchange server. Since this is a small enough environment, I'd like to set up WSUS so that I can approve or deny updates on the network, but have the computers download the updates from Microsoft's servers instead of storing them on the SBS server. I've been researching this all morning, and Microsoft's knowledge base says that it can be done, but there are no instructions to configure this. One article suggested turning off Automatic updates. Does anyone know a good way to accomplish this?

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Since you are using SBS there are couple of things you can do
I have always moved the Content of WSUS and Database to a another hard Drive or partition where i have tons of Room
This will be a better choice since you are using an SBS
You can move the Content by just simply using the SBS console
As for the Data base it gets little complicated but this guide is a good one for that as well

How to Move WSUS Content and Database Files to a Different Volume - The Windows Server Essentials and Small Business Server Blog - Site Home - TechNet Blogs

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What my plan is to have WSUS import a list of updates to approve or deny, have network computers read that list, and download the updates from Windows Update. After that's setup, I'd like to remove the 100GB of updates currently stored on the server.
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open your WSUS console
click on options on left side
select Update Files and Languages on right side
In pop up
select the bottom radio button
Do not store update files locally

Now its been a while since i have messed around with an SBS 2011 so first check the SBS Console to see if there is an option that will let you do this if you don't find it then do it in WSUS because sometimes if you change stuff in WSUS management it breaks the whole WSUS
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I think I got it all figured out. I found the option in WSUS to have clients pull from Microsoft Update. I stopped the Update Services service and cleared the WSUScontent folder and restarted the service. Then ran the WSUSUtil reset command. Is there anything else you can think of that I'd need to do?
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open your WSUS console
click on options on left side
select Update Files and Languages on right side
In pop up
select the bottom radio button
Do not store update files locally
Make sure to check that just cleaning up the content folder won't do since it will start pulling updates again in less than a week.
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I checked that before clearing the WSUSContent folder.
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alright that is it
If only you want to be sure you can move the WSUS DB to another partition or disk
As for exchange Data bases you can also that very easily using SBS console if your current partition is hurting on disk space which can clear up more room for your OS to work with and not having to worry about exchange DBs getting dismounted due to insufficient space
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I will look into that, but for now, I will mark the problem as resolved. Thanks for all your help loda 117!
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I am glad you have got it under control
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