WSUS - Reinstall WSUS with clean Settings

You can go here:

cd %drive%\Program Files\Update Services\Tools

wsusutil reset

To re-install WSUS with a clean database ie no previous configuration;

Run Windows Powershell as Administrator and use the following commands:

Uninstall-WindowsFeature -Name UpdateServices,Windows-Internal-Database -Restart

Post restart, delete EVERYTHING in the "C:\Windows\WID" (for Win 2012 r2) folder, then run the following command to re-install WSUS:

Install-WindowsFeature UpdateServices -Restart

This only works on Powershell 3 or higher. More info here:


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