Windows Thread, WSUS Size in Technical; Just wondered how big peoples files are that are gewtting downloaded by WSUS . I reinstalled earlier this week and ...
29th February 2008, 05:04 PM #1
Just wondered how big peoples files are that are gewtting downloaded by WSUS. I reinstalled earlier this week and its still downloading.
Says it needs a total of 23GB and its downloaded 8.3Gb.
I've checked the language and the packages I use and they seem fine, seems alot in service packs and updates.
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29th February 2008, 06:21 PM #2
Depends on what you choose to download.....
Originally Posted by Simcfc73
I only DL security fixes / updates etc, office 2003 / 2007 stuff and some other MS stuff - not a great deal. Mine takes up around 8 gig.
29th February 2008, 10:05 PM #3
As above, really depends on what you've specified to download. I only distribute security updates, updates and update rollups. Service Packs are huge and just eat up disk space.
For example, at most of my sites I have specified Office XP/2003, XP and 2003 Server only. Everything else is unticked.
In WSUS 3.0 (under options) there's a cleanup tool you can use to delete old/expired updates which can help on disk space.
29th February 2008, 10:25 PM #4
Just seems huge thats all.
Only got XP and 2003 server ticked, Office 2007, 2003, SQL 2005 and driver.
29th February 2008, 10:57 PM #5
I suppose it's because of Microsoft's fancy thing that means it only downloads the parts of the file which has changed from the WSUS server to the client. It must have to have a slighly different patch for every possible version of the file?
1st March 2008, 05:59 PM #6
mines 8 gig. wsus 3 has the option of a cleanup, might be worth running it once its all down.
1st March 2008, 07:38 PM #7
Only got a 1meg line so its very slow, looking at my lovely graph on the Schoolguardian log page my connection has been maxed out for the past 24 hours.
Think its half way done now.
3rd March 2008, 02:28 PM #8
Just wondering is there any way to set WSUS to tell the clients to update from the web rather than downloading all the updates it's self i know that kinda goes against the idea of WSUS but server is short of space at moment until new budgets.
3rd March 2008, 02:33 PM #9
Originally Posted by dave.81
If your that desperate I would think the only way would be to point them directly at windows update. You would ofc not be able to approve anything.
3rd March 2008, 02:36 PM #10
Yeah thats what i was thinking, oh well request form in for new HDD lol
3rd March 2008, 02:37 PM #11
You can set it to do it in WSUS.
Originally Posted by dave.81
3rd March 2008, 03:09 PM #12
You beat me to it I just spotted it on the new WSUS under update files and languages
3rd March 2008, 04:51 PM #13
I just tried to install WSUS on my Server 2008 VM, and was told that it cannot store updates on a network drive... does anybody know of a way around this as I don't really want the updates storing on the .VHD?
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