How To Completely Delete WSUS And Database

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    If you uninstall the WSUS feature and WID Database, it won’t actually delete the WSUS data or database. To completely delete WSUS, you need to:

    1. Remove the WSUS and Windows Internal Database (WID) roles / features
    2. Delete the C:\windows\WID\Data file (or other database if you’re not using WID
    3. Delete the WSUS Content (you would have specified the location of the WSUS data when you installed WSUS – note that this is not the same as the WSUS database). This will be a couple of folders containing a lot of files

    You can now reinstall WSUS, if that’s why you’re deleting WSUS here 🙂

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