Exploring the WSUS Windows Internal Database

When installing WSUS you have the option to connect to a SQL instance or to use the Windows Internal Database which ships with WSUS 3.0 SP1. The Windows Internal Database is just a limited version of Microsoft SQL Server 2005 which can be connected to using a standard SQL MMC console. If you want to open…

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What to do when your WSUSContent folder grows too large

Occasionally administrators run into an issue with WSUS where their WSUSContent folder gets too large and they are at risk of running out of disk space. The only supported way to resolve these disk space issues is to use the wsusutil.exe RESET command. (see below) I want to provide some background of how this problem…

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