How to Move the WSUS Content
1.Open the SBS console and select Backup and Server Storage.
2.Select the Server Storage tab.
3.Click the Move Windows Update Repository Data Wizard.
4.When prompted to take a backup, we recommend that you select Yes.
5.Select the new drive location and click Move.
During the move the wizard will create a WSUS directory on the new location and will begin copying the contents into the :\WSUS\WsusContent directory.
How to Move the WSUS Database
1.Launch SQL Server Management Studio Express console as an administrator. It is located under Start > Programs > Microsoft SQL Server 2005 > SQL Server Management Studio Express.
2.Fill in the following information and then click Connect
◦Server type: Database Engine
◦Authentication: Windows Authentication
3.Expand Databases and right-click on SUSDB and select Tasks > Detach… from the context menu.
4.Select the “Drop Connection” checkbox and click OK.
5.Open explorer and move the C:\WSUS\SUSDB folder to the :\WSUS directory.
6.To reattach the database, right-click on Database and select Attach… from the context menu.
7.On the Attach Databases page select the Add button.
8.Browse to the new location of the SUSDB.mdf database and select OK twice to complete the move. clip_image014
How to Cleanup the WSUS Database
Note: We recommend you perform these steps after hours due to significant resource requirements.
1.Open the native WSUS console. Start > Programs > Administrative Tools > Microsoft Windows server Update Services 3.0 SP1.
2.Expand your server and select Options > Server Cleanup Wizard.
3.Leave all boxes checked and click Next to start the cleaning process.
Note: This process may take many hours to complete (24+ in some cases).
4.Once the scan has completed it will display the summary information as shown below. The key information is the Disk space freed by deleting unused content files. Click Finish to complete the wizard.clip_image020