4 days holidays, and feeling a bit boring. So I decided to sync Software Update, and choose product “FeatureOnDemand”, I wanted to see what kind of updates will show up.
And WHAT?! 618 LanguageFeatureOnDemand – Windows 10 Insider preview xxxx blabla updates?!
This is way too much, not mention that this is a test lab, and I am running out of RAM, and it crashed my server totally, I barely can open Admin Console UI.
Since those are not expired updates, so automatic clean up won’t do anything of it.
Unchecked those product won’t help too, well it won’t do re-sync, but they are there forever? ignoring..right? A friend of my tested this again, said if uncheck a product, it should mark those updates as expired, and clean up schedule is by default.
So, I am going to do a bit cleanup by myself, it is NOT supported, so use on your own risk.
The WSUS Synchronization Manager component removes expired updates. It does this only if the following conditions are true:
- The update is not referenced in an update assignment.
- The update is older than the value of “Updates Cleanup Age.” (By default, this value is seven days.)
A proper way to do cleanup, you should clean up your WSUS database. How ever, this post is not about clean up WSUS.
Read more from:
Fireup SQL management studio.
Run this: (the xxx means your site database)
SELECT * FROM [CM_xxx].[dbo].[CI_ConfigurationItems] where [CIType_ID] = '8' and CAST(SDMPackageDigest AS nvarchar(max)) LIKE N'%languagefeatureondemand%' and IsLatest = '1' and IsHidden = '0'
In my case, I see exactly row numbers as in my Admin console UI
If they are not same, then your SQL query is wrong, don’t continue.
Next start cleanup. Run this: (the xxx means your site database)
DELETE FROM [CM_xxx].[dbo].[CI_ConfigurationItems] WHERE [CIType_ID] = '8' and CAST(SDMPackageDigest AS nvarchar(max)) LIKE N'%languagefeatureondemand%' and IsLatest = '1' and IsHidden = '0'
In my case:
Go back to Admin console, refresh.
After clean up all those updates that I don’t want, I got back only those 68 updates that I actually want.