Improve SCCM's built in WSUS cleanup and maintenance task
Preview SCCM versions have a basic WSUS cleanup and maintenance task. It should be evolved and expanded to include SQL index optimization, IIS configuration optimization, and deletes of declined updates.
Exactly what Ben said. Our site has 35k clients, almost entirely Dell. We use the third-party catalog but are having issues getting expired updates removed entirely since they are third-party. The ability to use the v3 catalog helps, but you are still in the same boat if you subscribed to the catalog before.
Having a way to manage these third-party catalogs would be extremely helpful in maintaining efficiency of both clients, SCCM, and SQL.
Ben Whitmore commented
There has been a lot of great work around WSUS maintenance in 1906. I would love to see a meta data clean-up option too. Let me pose a scenario.
You choose to import 3rd party updates via MEMCM Software Updates. Importing the Dell catalog will add around 4500 objects into your metadata. Despite the new client update agents not having memory leaks like back in the 2008 x86 days, 4500 objects is a good increase in the metadata the clients have to evaluate.
If a customer then chooses to remove the 3rd party catalog, the updates are expired and deleted on the 7 day WSUS maintenance cycle in MEMCM. This cycle does not delete the updates/categories from the metadata so the clients are still having to process it when they perform a scan cycle.
Having the option to remove metadata of retired updates that are expired and deleted will only improve update scan efficiency.
Jay Connor commented
Please fix or add the option to select the port of the WSUS DB instance.
I don't understand the alias workaround completely and whether it would work when the SCCM instance has the default port
Dorian Stanley commented
Many of us have been waiting patiently for this. I would LOVE to see my WSUS server become more self-sufficient and less hands-on.
When we will get the cleanup option for entire hierarchy? Now seems only possible in CAS, as per Wsus cleanup procedure decline and cleanup must follow a pattern, if this option is only on the CAS how is this going to work on the scenario of TOP level Wsus on a remote box. Need more changes to be actually usable in production environment.
Will this be for the full solution...i.e. to all secondaries as well? Or other remote SUP servers further down the line?