There is less than %1 MB of free disk space on the content drive. Please make more space available as soon as possible.

Details
Product: .NET Framework
Event ID: 10042
Source: Windows Server Update Services
Version: 2.0.50727
Symbolic Name: HealthCoreDiskSpaceRed
Message: There is less than %1 MB of free disk space on the content drive. Please make more space available as soon as possible.
   
Explanation
WSUS update content storage needs adequate disk space.
   
User Action
Free disk space

The drive containing the database or update content is running out of free
disk space. 

Possible resolutions include:

  • Use Disk Cleanup to remove files you do not need.
    1. Click Start, click All Programs, click Accessories, click System Tools, then click Disk Cleanup.
    2. Follow the instructions to delete, remove, and compress files and
      folders.
  • Use the Server Cleanup Wizard to remove old computers,
    updates, and update files.  This wizard is part of the WSUS
    administration console.

    1. Launch WSUS 3.0:
      Click Start, click Administrative Tools, then click Microsoft Windows Server Update Services v3.0.
    2. Click Options.
    3. Click Server Cleanup Wizard to remove unused or old content.
  • Use wsusutil.exe to move the update content directory to
    another drive. The tool will update the server to point to the new
    content path and optionally move the content.

    1. Create a new content path on the larger drive.
    2. Open a command window.
    3. Type cd <WSUSInstallDir> ools
    4. Type wsusutil movecontent <NewContentPath> <temp>\movecontent.log
  • Move the WSUS SQL database to another drive. Consult your SQL
    Server documentation for steps to detach the SUSDB database and reattach the database.

    1. Open a command window.
    2. Type net stop wsusservice
    3. Detach the SUSDB database.
    4. Copy SUSDB.mdf and SUSDB_log.ldf to the new path location.
    5. Attach the SUSDB database.
    6. Type net start wsusservice
    7. Delete SUSDB.mdf and SUSDB_log.ldf from the old location, when you are
      satisfied the system is working properly.

Verify

Look for the corresponding error event.

  1. Open a command window.
  2. Type cd <WSUSInstallDir>\Tools
  3. Type wsusutil checkhealth
  4. Type eventvwr
  5. Review Application log for the most recent events from
    source Windows Server Update Services and event id 10040.

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