Windows – WSUS Database CleanUp Tool

February 10, 2016

Sometimes the windows update DB can grow a lot !

In this case the SUSDB.mdf database is +8 GB ?

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Solution :

Use this tool WSUS_Cleanup_CL.exe  to do the cleanup tasks

Example :

WSUS_Cleanup_CL.exe SERVERNAME f 80 ALL

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For more WSUS command options and download see here

See also here for more cleanup options


Windows – Updates Error 0x8000fff

November 23, 2015

Could not start Windows Update after a clean Windows 7 x64 Install ?

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Go and look for C:\windows\WindowsUpdate.log to investigate the errors

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Errors found in the log :

Agent * WU client version 7.3.7600.16385

Agent * Base directory: C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution

DtaStor FATAL: Failed to initialize datastore, error = 0xC8000247

Solution :

I found this extensive checklist : https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/971058

This solved the problem at least on my side Winking smile

More options can be found here : http://superuser.com/questions/951960/windows-7-sp1-windows-update-stuck-checking-for-updates