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Remove not approved declined 3rd party packages from wsus

Hello,

How can I remove not approved declined 3rd party packages from my WSUS (2012R2 / PM 2.1.6.6226)?

Some packages are not approved anymore and are declined. PM shows the packages with "file information". But the file mentioned there doesn't exist anymore. So the WSUS Database has to be cleaned up. How can I do this?

The WSUS Cleanup runs without errors but doesnt remove the packages.

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Re: Remove not approved declined 3rd party packages from wsus

Unfortunately the WSUS Cleanup wizard does not remove declined/not approved updates - I've come across several threads on MS Technet that report this limitation on the WSUS side. WSUS Automated Maintenance​ seems to be a very popular tool to remove obsolete and declined updates, amongst other tasks too. I can't vouch for the tool as I haven't used it myself, but appears to get positive feedback on Reddit and Technet.