What Our Clients Say
Just wanted to drop a quick note to say what an great tool WAM is. My WSUS drive was growing and growing, and I kept throwing disk space at it and was up to almost 700GB. Nothing I tried would reduce the size and the built-in cleanup wizard always failed. Came across your tool, and thought for $60 its worth a try and bang! >500GB recovered!
July 5, 2018
While spending hours searching the internet looking for WSUS fixes and assistance, we came across WAM. There was great feedback on the WSUS Automated Maintenance software. After a test period from the advice of the engineer, my technical team loved it. We forged ahead and did 89 of our servers and it cleaned up space and WSUS is working much better.
October 11, 2018
While spending countless hours trolling the internet looking for WSUS fixes and assistance, I kept coming across great feedback on the WSUS Automated Maintenance software. The hype is real – WAM has made a massive difference to my WSUS installation – I can’t imagine carrying out WSUS maintenance any other way! It’s so easy!
July 14, 2018
WSUS is a necessary tool for basic Windows patch management, and fortunately it is free. After having spent WAY TOO MUCH time managing WSUS trying to keep it healthy and reliable, I realized it’s “less free” than I thought – after all, time is money! What is your time worth?
Spend much time with the inevitable troubleshooting and repairing of WSUS, and you’ll soon discover mentioned in many forums a seemingly cure-all for WSUS’ woes, WSUS Automated Maintenance by AJ Tek. Though it once was free, it is now an extremely affordable subscription-based offering.
The install couldn’t have been easier, and it is very impressive the scope in which it keeps WSUS healthy. True to it’s name, it truly is an excellent Automated Maintenance solution for WSUS. Also impressive is the prompt reply to a question I had that I received from the author, which hints at the responsive support I can expect to receive as a new, paying, and very satisfied customer!
August 31, 2018
Eight months ago, after the abrupt departure of an employee, I took over management of our on-premise WSUS. Having little experience with WSUS I was having difficulty updating desktop builds, and providing updates to our complex development environment due to connection failures, and long download wait times. Since this was my first exposure to WSUS, I figured this was just another typical Microsoft product. I thought I was maintaining WSUS correctly with the Server Cleanup Wizard, and an SQL script I found on Spiceworks. However, over the past few months, WSUS became unbearably slow with constant errors on the clients, and server crashes. I found AJ Tek’s product from some blog posts, and decided for $60 it’s worth a try. AJ Tek’s WSUS Automated Maintenance product is truly amazing, and gives us the performance boost we were looking for. What usually took an hour or more to update a client PC, now takes maybe 10 minutes. Most of our clients and servers are now current. I’ve removed over 10 years of updates off the server that the previous admin had left probably due to the time it took to decline past updates. SUSDB shrank from 45GB to 6GB, and I freed up over 200GB of disk space. I recommend AJ Tek’s WSUS Automated Maintenance product because, up to this point in time, it has worked as advertised.
August 8, 2018
Adam can teach Microsoft more than just WSUS magic. He can teach them something about response time. I emailed support at eight minutes after eight on a sleepy Sunday morning, and by eight-twenty-five Adam answered my question in a succinct and detailed manner that not only resolved the issue, but showed me how to verify the resolution.
Prior to WAM, WSUS management was a murky nightmare. WAM gives me the confidence to know I’m keeping my Windows boxes up to speed.
October 24, 2018
I was a little skeptical but after some testing, we went all in. I was convinced WSUS would never be a great product but with the tools here it was worth every single penny of spend to help optimize our install and make patching much easier! Thank you for sharing this great product!
December 19, 2018
Managing WSUS can, and has always proven to be, an enormous problem in our environment. Years ago I stumbled across Adams script to automate WSUS maintenance and life instantly got so much easier. I’ve used this script at multiple employers over the years. Most recently at my current job supporting over 200 production VMs. The difference between relying on just the built in Cleanup Wizard and WAM is striking. Before the script we were seeing constant errors on a WSUS platform that was unbearably slow and a huge resource hog. With the WAM software we recovered more than 500GB of space in unneeded updates and have a WSUS solution that runs cleaner, faster and well…runs. The install was incredibly simple, clean and fully automated. We get regular reports from WAM outlining the steps taken on its scheduled runs, so we always know that it’s doing its job and keeping our house clean. Add to that the incredible price tag of $60. For which we get amazing, and prompt support and don’t have to dig through mountains of blog posts to find solutions that this software rolls into one incredibly efficient package. We would gladly pay far more for this product, given the high level of support and functionality of the product.
July 19, 2019
Very grateful for this product, thanks a bunch Adam! This will immensely minimize the time and effort we put into the manual maintenance our WSUS environment. The script freed up 200+gigs!! Also, really appreciate the quick support responses and guidance. This was money well spent for us. WAM rocks!
March 29, 2019
AJ has made a wonderful script that takes the complexity out of managing your WSUS server. I have a small network and this script allows me to set it and forget it while still getting email updates.
June 25, 2019
AJ Tek’s WSUS Automated Maintenance has significantly decreased the data footprint of our WSUS server and is keeping it that way on a daily basis. Where we used to have continuous issues with uncontrollable database growth, failing reporting services and slow performance even with fresh installs of WSUS, these issues are now completely fixed. The software is easy to set up, and I was up and running in a matter of minutes. After the first run, half a TB of updates had been cleaned up (on a three month old WSUS server). Highly recommended to every WSUS Administrator out there!
November 25, 2019
Great product for maintaining WSUS. Microsoft has not put enough development time into WSUS database maintenance. AJ’s script closes this gap. I was able free up 133GB of diskspace. The interaction with the WSUS Management Console is much more resilient and it doesn’t crash anymore. Reports also run much faster.
January 16, 2020
Worked exactly as advertised. My drive has slowly grown to 700GB over time. After running this once, I now have recovered over 500GB of that space. Well done!
Mar 12, 2018 at 3:08 PM
Many thanks for resolving my issue. Top class support for this must have tool!
This a FANTASTIC script, and will be a standard install on all WSUS servers ongoing. Thank you.
Brilliant script. It removed about 100GB and WSUS seems a lot quicker than before. So simple to use as well!
This is an excellent script that makes WSUS work they way it should ‘out-of-the-box’.
I need to add my comments! I’m been battling WSUS issues, big and small, for months now. I’m a bit of a purist, meaning I don’t like adding to running third party stuff again “MS best practices” setup, but I resorted to downloading and running WSUS Automated Maintenance this morning as a last ditch effort to resolve a few connectivity issues between a couple troublesome machines and a failure of systems to recognize and download 1607 and 1703 updates. But holy carp, the script run against my WSUS server (FOURTH rebuild in a month) actually fixed the connectivity issues I was having! Suddenly these mentally deranged 1607 boxes could see updates I’d pushed, were reporting to WSUS, and actually ready to install! I haven’t checked the 1709 upgrades yet, but I’m confident again! Thanks for saving what little hair I have left!
I’m forever grateful to this script. This fixed the ERROR NODE CONNECTION of my WSUS console which have been haunting me for months now. Thank you very much!!
I’ve seen this script on here for a long time now and never worried. I’m an IT genius so why on earth would I need this, there is no way it can help that much anyway. Well after 1 too many server node reset screens I finally decided I had to try something before I go insane and set fire to the server room. IT WORKS! Oh my God it works so well! Being the paranoid type I spent a while going through the script, put a few # in front of things I didn’t want, specifically creating the auto tasks. I then had a moment of “Do I run this on the C drive or D drive?” D drive is where I get WSUS to put the updates. Figured, it’s a virtual server so I’ll just roll it back when it goes wrong. It didn’t go wrong and for anyone else, you run it on the C drive. No idea what I’m going to do with 398.98 gb I just saved but I think I’ll shrink the drive then enable the schedule! I had no idea the WSUS console could be this fast! If anyone else is as paranoid as me just take a brave pill and give it a go. I’ve never wanted to hug someone so much in my life.
How have I not seen this before!!! We had a WSUS server started throwing errors when you tried to view All Updates. Ran this script and all is now working as it should. Cleared out thousand of unneeded updates and cleared up 150GB of disk space. Brilliant!
I’ve had a post-it stuck to the bottom of my monitor for about three months that says “Run WSUS Clean script” to remind me to run this script. Today I finally got round to running it. It worked first time thanks to the excellent instructions and I can report 421247.89 MB / 411.37 GB of disk space has been freed
WAM rocks! I’ve been fighting with WSUS which had grown to 540GB! Now down to 125GB and the database runs super fast. Thanks again.
Wanted to leave another comment about how much this script helped. For the several months now I had been running the WSUS Server Cleanup wizard and was only freeing up a few GB of diskspace at a time. I had also been dealing with the dreaded Reset Node error that was getting more frequent. After running the -FirstRun script we freed 479 Gb of data and I haven’t seen the Reset Node error yet!!!! Really unbelievable how much data this freed up. Thanks again for this, what a tremendous help.