2005-06-15 13:14:36 UTC
We quite often format machines and I have noticed that WSUS ends up with
multiple entries for the same computer name. WSUS still works fine and the
PCs are updated, but it will start to get messy having multiple entries for
every computer that is formatted multiple times.
Does WSUS ever remove these with internal cleanup routines? Perhaps if a
machine has not been heard from in X days?
I noticed that I can manually remove machines from the Computer list also.
I am curious what this actually does. Lets say I remove a machine that is
actually still on the network. Does WSUS totally purge the record from the
database, and therefore the next time that machine contacts WSUS it will be
created again? Or does removing a machine really just mark the computer
record in the WSUS database to tell WSUS not to deal with that computer ever
again? It's an important distinction.
Thanks in advance.