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How to run WSUS clean up from the command line

In this website you can get a Powershell Script that would do a WSUS server cleanup from the command line.



Two helpful links for information on failled Snapshots and System Recovery 2013

On Windows Server 2012 R2:


how to restart services related to the Shadow Services without restarting the server:

Synchronization Tab crashes the WSUS console

You have to clear the synchronization history from the Windows Internet Database (WID) if you selected it during your WSUS setup.

You can connect to the Internal Database with the SQL Express Management Studio using the following instance for Windows Server 2012 (R2): \\.\pipe\MICROSOFT##WID\tsql\query

Follow the instructions on: https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/sus/2009/03/04/clearing-the-synchronization-history-in-the-wsus-console/

If you only want to delete certain records, you can do it with the query:

DELETE FROM tbEventInstance WHERE EventNamespaceID = ‘2’ AND EVENTID IN (‘381’, ‘382’, ‘384’, ‘386’, ‘387’, ‘389’) AND TimeAtServer < ’20yy-mm-dd’

this query will delete from that date back in time.


Canon Driver Information Assist Service Firewall Requirements

Need to open the following ports:

TCP: 47545 and 41380

Applies for Windows Server 2008 and up.

How to add Disk Cleanup to Windows Server 2008, 2012, 2012 R2

After operating system upgrade, how to delete the windows.old folder.  Disk Cleanup is missing from windows Server 2008 and 2012 installation.  It is necesarry to install the Desktop Experience feature to have Disk Cleanup available.

To get to Disk Cleanup after installation and reboot, open the properties of the disk where the windows.old file and click the Disk Cleanup button.  In the window thata appears click the Clean up system files in the new window select Previous Windows Installation(s) and confirm.