Recover space taken by WSUS on Windows 2008 SBS Server, if you don’t need WSUS

So what’s the quickest way to recover space taken by WSUS (Microsoft Windows Server Update Services (SBS 2008)) ? I guess for me, just remove the Role in Server Manager. Uncheck the box, should prompt again with additional boxes to remove logs, database, downloaded content. So I did and recovered about 19GB of disk space.

You’ll see a ton of advice from disabling the service, registry hacks, GPO’s or manually deleting folders – all of which are a little dangerous if you ask me. Do it the Microsoft way **this time** , just remove the role.