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What is WSUS Automated Maintenance?

WSUS Automated Maintenance (WAM) © is a software solution that takes the maintenance required for WSUS and automates it. It was created by Adam J. Marshall and is licensed on a yearly subscription basis through AJ Tek.

There are a number of different areas that require maintenance for WSUS. Some of them are:

  • Backing up the database.
  • If using the Drivers category, removing the current listed drivers to clean up the bulk of the drivers that are old and not used. New drivers will sync normally.
  • Declining multiple types of updates including superseded, beta, preview, expired and Itanium by default.
  • Compressing update revisions.
  • Cleaning up computer objects.
  • Renaming OS descriptions to make it easier to identify systems.
  • Cleaning up the synchronization logs with Microsoft.
  • Removing declined updates from the database.
  • Running the database maintenance routine.

  • Running the Server Cleanup Wizard (SCW)

WAM allows you to take back control of your WSUS instance (or SUP/DP instances in an SCCM environment) and frees up time for other priorities. If WSUS is not maintained properly, it will become slow, bloated, and cause errors that will take away valuable time from an IT Administrator to troubleshoot and resolve.

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Features

Super Easy Installation

Guided installer for a simple installation experience. It also comes with an unattended installation procedure for easy deployment to multiple systems, or for server core installs.

Support Included

Support is included for active subscriptions on the latest version of the software.

Simple Configuration Experience

The installer handles the configuration experience. You take the standard installation (blue USB), all defaults are selected. You take the advanced configuration (red USB), you stay in WSUS-land and we show you just how far the WSUS hole goes. Remember: all we’re offering are plentiful options.

Indexes the WSUS Database

Add WSUS Index Optimization to the database to increase the speed of many database operations in WSUS by approximately 1000-1500 times faster.

Remove Drivers

Remove all existing drivers from the WSUS Database trimming down the number of updates in the database. If the Drivers classification is checked, new driver updates will sync and will be kept under control (Default; Optional).

Decline Multiple Types of Updates

Shrink your WSUSContent folder’s size by declining multiple types of updates including by default any superseded updates, expired updates, preview updates, Itanium updates, and Beta updates.

Remove Declined Updates

Remove declined updates from the WSUS Database.

Clean Synchronization Logs

Clean out all the synchronization logs that have built up over time (configurable, with the default keeping the last 14 days of logs).

Compress Update Revisions

This stream will use SQL code to execute Microsoft’s stored procedures that will return the update id of each update revision that needs compressing and then compress it.

Remove Obsolete Updates

This stream will use SQL code to execute Microsoft’s stored procedures that will return the update id of each obsolete update in the database and then remove it.

Computer Object Cleanup

Computer Object Cleanup (configurable, with the default of deleting computer objects that have not synced within 30 days).

Rename OS Descriptions

This stream will rename the operating system descriptions of client systems to something that is based on their editions and versions. This will rename Windows 10, Server 2008 R2, Server 2012, Server 2012 R2, Server 2016, and Server 2019.

Database Maintenance

Run the Recommended SQL database Maintenance script on the actual SQL database.

Server Cleanup Wizard

Runs the built-in Server Cleanup Wizard (SCW) to actually carry out the removal of files on the file system.

Latest News

How much time do you spend on WSUS maintenance? Do you put it off because of the time it requires, or do you just dread the monotonous tasks of going through updates? Do you even know that you need to do WSUS maintenance? Did you know that there is an … Read More

As a system admin, it’s likely that you’ll run into WSUS errors and Windows Update client errors, as it’s just part of the job. The extremely frustrating part is that often, the error code is a maddening mix of letters and numbers:

0x8024401F
0x8024401c
0x8024402b
0x8024500c
0x80244019

0x800F826
0x8024400d
0x8024401c
0x800705b4
0x80072EE2

0x80d05001
0x8000ffff
0x80244008
0x80070002

Trying to understand and troubleshoot the issue requires researching … Read More

2 Easy Steps:

Download and install Microsoft System CLR Types for Microsoft SQL Server 2012 (https://www.microsoft.com/en-ca/download/details.aspx?id=29065)

Expand “Install Instructions” below the Download button.
Find “Microsoft® System CLR Types for Microsoft® SQL Server® 2012”
Download and install the x64 package.

Download and install Microsoft Report Viewer 2012 Runtime (https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=35747)

That’s it. Close … Read More

If you’re running out of space in your WSUS database, you might decline updates and run the Cleanup Wizard; however, this Cleanup tool doesn’t actually clean the database, leading to sluggish and slow operations. 

To easily clean up your WSUS database, there’s only one solution: download and install WAM (WSUS Automated … Read More

In order to keep WAM affordable for businesses and to continue providing prompt support and new development, we streamline our ordering process. That includes having all our transactions done online so that customers can purchase a WAM license and immediately begin using our software. That means we only accept purchases … Read More

According to Microsoft Support, you should be performing WSUS maintenance monthly.1 Unfortunately, it’s not uncommon for System Administrators to set up WSUS servers and then forget or completely ignore maintenance tasks, which can cause a number of problems down the road.

WAM (WSUS Automated Maintenance) was designed to help IT professionals … Read More

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WSUS Automated Maintenance (WAM) © is a software solution that takes the maintenance required for WSUS and automates it. It was created by Adam J. Marshall and is licensed on a yearly subscription basis through AJ Tek.

There are a number of different areas that require maintenance for WSUS. Some of them are:

  • Backing up the database.
  • If using the Drivers category, removing the current listed drivers to clean up the bulk of the drivers that are old and not used. New drivers will sync normally.
  • Declining multiple types of updates including superseded, beta, preview, expired and Itanium by default.
  • Compressing update revisions.
  • Cleaning up computer objects.
  • Renaming OS descriptions to make it easier to identify systems.
  • Cleaning up the synchronization logs with Microsoft.
  • Removing declined updates from the database.
  • Running the database maintenance routine.

Running the Server Cleanup Wizard (SCW) WAM allows you to take back control of your WSUS instance (or SUP/DP instances in an SCCM environment) and frees up time for other priorities. If WSUS is not maintained properly, it will become slow, bloated, and cause errors that will take away valuable time from an IT Administrator to troubleshoot and resolve.

shadow

Features

Super Easy Installation

Guided installer for a simple installation experience. It also comes with an unattended installation procedure for easy deployment to multiple systems, or for server core installs.

Support Included

Support is included for active subscriptions on the latest version of the software.

Simple Configuration Experience

The installer handles the configuration experience. You take the standard installation (blue USB), all defaults are selected. You take the advanced configuration (red USB), you stay in WSUS-land and we show you just how far the WSUS hole goes. Remember: all we’re offering are plentiful options.

Indexes the WSUS Database

Add WSUS Index Optimization to the database to increase the speed of many database operations in WSUS by approximately 1000-1500 times faster.

Remove Drivers

Remove all existing drivers from the WSUS Database trimming down the number of updates in the database. If the Drivers classification is checked, new driver updates will sync and will be kept under control (Default; Optional).

Decline Multiple Types of Updates

Shrink your WSUSContent folder’s size by declining multiple types of updates including by default any superseded updates, expired updates, preview updates, Itanium updates, and Beta updates.

Remove Declined Updates

Remove declined updates from the WSUS Database.

Clean Synchronization Logs

Clean out all the synchronization logs that have built up over time (configurable, with the default keeping the last 14 days of logs).

Compress Update Revisions

This stream will use SQL code to execute Microsoft’s stored procedures that will return the update id of each update revision that needs compressing and then compress it.

Remove Obsolete Updates

This stream will use SQL code to execute Microsoft’s stored procedures that will return the update id of each obsolete update in the database and then remove it.

Computer Object Cleanup

Computer Object Cleanup (configurable, with the default of deleting computer objects that have not synced within 30 days).

Rename OS Descriptions

This stream will rename the operating system descriptions of client systems to something that is based on their editions and versions. This will rename Windows 10, Server 2008 R2, Server 2012, Server 2012 R2, Server 2016, and Server 2019.

Database Maintenance

Run the Recommended SQL database Maintenance script on the actual SQL database.

Server Cleanup Wizard

Runs the built-in Server Cleanup Wizard (SCW) to actually carry out the removal of files on the file system.

Latest News

How much time do you spend on WSUS maintenance? Do you put it off because of the time it requires, or do you just dread the monotonous tasks of going through updates? Do you even know that you need to do WSUS maintenance? Did you know that there is an … Read More

As a system admin, it’s likely that you’ll run into WSUS errors and Windows Update client errors, as it’s just part of the job. The extremely frustrating part is that often, the error code is a maddening mix of letters and numbers:

0x8024401F
0x8024401c
0x8024402b
0x8024500c
0x80244019

0x800F826
0x8024400d
0x8024401c
0x800705b4
0x80072EE2

0x80d05001
0x8000ffff
0x80244008
0x80070002

Trying to understand and troubleshoot the issue requires researching … Read More

2 Easy Steps:

Download and install Microsoft System CLR Types for Microsoft SQL Server 2012 (https://www.microsoft.com/en-ca/download/details.aspx?id=29065)

Expand “Install Instructions” below the Download button.
Find “Microsoft® System CLR Types for Microsoft® SQL Server® 2012”
Download and install the x64 package.

Download and install Microsoft Report Viewer 2012 Runtime (https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=35747)

That’s it. Close … Read More

If you’re running out of space in your WSUS database, you might decline updates and run the Cleanup Wizard; however, this Cleanup tool doesn’t actually clean the database, leading to sluggish and slow operations. 

To easily clean up your WSUS database, there’s only one solution: download and install WAM (WSUS Automated … Read More

In order to keep WAM affordable for businesses and to continue providing prompt support and new development, we streamline our ordering process. That includes having all our transactions done online so that customers can purchase a WAM license and immediately begin using our software. That means we only accept purchases … Read More

According to Microsoft Support, you should be performing WSUS maintenance monthly.1 Unfortunately, it’s not uncommon for System Administrators to set up WSUS servers and then forget or completely ignore maintenance tasks, which can cause a number of problems down the road.

WAM (WSUS Automated Maintenance) was designed to help IT professionals … Read More

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