How do I clean my WSUS SQL database?

Open SQL Server Management Studio and connect to your WSUS instance. Expand Management, right-click Maintenance Plans, and then select New Maintenance Plan. Give your plan a name. Schedule this task to run about 30 minutes after you expect your cleanup to finish running.

How do I check for WSUS updates?

To view updates

  1. In the WSUS administration console, expand the Updates node, and then click All Updates.
  2. By default, updates are displayed with their title, classification, installed/not applicable percentage, and approval status.

How do I run a TSQL script?

Run the script file

  1. Open a command prompt window.
  2. In the Command Prompt window, type: sqlcmd -S myServer\instanceName -i C:\myScript.sql.
  3. Press ENTER.

How do I remove declined updates from WSUS?

Disable “Automatic Approval” in WSUS Options page and make sure to check the option to download updates only when they are approved:

  1. Decline all the unwanted old updates downloaded recently.
  2. Use below Powershell script to delete all declined updates.
  3. Run server cleanup.
  4. Start synchronization.

How to detect updates in WSUS?

Use command wuauclt /detectnow in client command line to detect the updates. Use wuauclt /resetauthorization /detectnow , this will flush the pending events and detect the updates available from WSUS Hope this is helpful. To encourage me, vote as helpful if it really does.

Is it possible to force WSUS client to check in to server?

Actually, it might be. If you google “force wsus client to check in to wsus server”, you’ll see almost 300,000 results. And I swear I’ve read every single one of them and tried every single suggestion.

How do I reindex a WSUS database using susdb?

If SUSDB was installed on full SQL Server, launch SQL Server Management Studio and enter the name of the server (and instance if needed) when prompted. Alternatively, a utility called sqlcmd can be used to run the reindex script. For more information, see Reindex the WSUS Database.

How are WSUS servers added and removed from the system?

When using WSUS along with downstream servers, WSUS servers are added from the top down, but should be removed from the bottom up. When syncing or adding updates, they go to the upstream WSUS server first, then replicate down to the downstream servers.