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.