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    How big is yours?

    Ah hem, WSUS I mean. How big is your WSUS

    We've just started using it and at the moment it seems to be eaten all space I throw at it - The WSUS folder on the server is currently around 40GB, but that's only because that's how big the partition is at the moment. How big is yours? Is 40GB normal? Is it going to grow much more?

    It seriously seems to eat more than I do, and that takes some doing!

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    You can run WSUS cleanup which will get rid of any out of date/expired updates as well as clean up the WSUS database.
    Also check your Windows product lists - its all too easy to be running a Windows 7 network but still getting Windows XP updates downloaded if you haven't unticked its box.

    Either way our update folder is 24GB.

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    Depends on how many products you're getting updates for, are you doing SPs too, etc

    Currently ours is 64GB....

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    Ultimately it depends what options you've specified as others have stated, however I choose the following options:

    -Critical Updates
    -Definition Updates
    -Security Updates
    -Update Rollups
    -Updates

    The options I have chosen are Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008 R2 and Office 2010. My WSUS is currently 13.1GB.

    I'll post a full user guide exactly what options I use

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    Very important - check that you're only downloading updates for the appropriate language.

    40GB isn't that out of the ordinary, but you may want to strip out any products you don't use/need.

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    Currently 20.7GB, that is after a server cleanup of old updates...

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    About 33GB here.

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    Well we're opting for:

    -Critical Updates
    -Definition Updates
    -Security Updates
    -Update Rollups
    -Updates

    For XP, S2003, and S2008R2, and it's 40GB. I know about the cleanup but I've already ran that without it doing much. Guess it's time to add another HDD and see how much of that it eats!

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    @Hightower:

    900 critical and non critical updates to date and after cleaning up have WSUS at 3.5Gb Hmm! not bad eh!

    Got all I require ticked and it just works gets all the updates once per week on a Sunday and then syncs across the site clients.

    Hows it going with the new Vanilla network?

    Will you be up and running for September?

    How is the Impero working out?

    All the best

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    My WSUS user guide is now available for 2003/2008/2008 R2 Server

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    Currently my WSUS servers are 2GB, 3GB and one was 25GB. Ran server cleanup and it came down to 12GB

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    A good trick I have used on servers running out of space is to uninstall WSUS completely, reinstall, then let WSUS populate with machines status before running the synchronize, this way it only goes to get what is needed by the machines.

    you can bring the space right down this way

    BoX

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