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Appendix I: Database Maintenance

Applies To: Windows Server 2003 with SP2, Windows Server Update Services

In order to keep your WSUS server functioning correctly, you should have a maintenance plan that includes re-indexing the database on a regular basis, preferably at least once a month.

The WsusDBMaintenance script ( allows you to re-index any version of the SUSDB database, either SQL Server 2005 or Windows Internal Database.

If you are using Windows Internal Database, you will need to use the sqlcmd utility, which can be downloaded from Feature Pack for Microsoft SQL Server 2005 ( For more information about the sqlcmd utility, see sqlcmd Utility (

To use this script with Windows Internal Database, you should run the following command:

sqlcmd -S np:\\.\pipe\MSSQL$MICROSOFT##SSEE\sql\query –i <scriptLocation>\WsusDBMaintenance.sql

where <scriptLocation> is the directory where you have copied the WsusDBMaintenance script.