"Timeout expired" every time I try to run the tool

Mar 21, 2009 at 2:00 PM

C:\NotBackedUp\Temp\WSUS_Cleanup_CL>WSUS_Cleanup_CL.exe

Stopping the wsusservice
Ok, stopped

Working. This may take a while. An event will be entered
in the Application Event log when the utility completes.

The wsusservice is now Running

SQL server name is: COLOSSUS\SQLEXPRESS
Using full SQL
Running the database maintenance script now...

Timeout expired.  The timeout period elapsed prior to completion of the operation or the server is not responding.

C:\NotBackedUp\Temp\WSUS_Cleanup_CL>

Coordinator
Aug 23, 2011 at 7:11 PM

I would recommend trying to run the cleanup from management studio or use sqlcmd as described here:
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc708594(WS.10).aspx

The timeout in studio manager or sqlcmd should allow for longer execution time.  Once you run it initially and get the database cleaned up the subsequent runs with this tool should work.