Moving a WSUS 3.0 server to anew box

Posted on 2007-10-02
Last Modified: 2012-05-05
We have a WSUS 3.0 server which sits on it own box, we are consolating our servers, what i need to know is what i need to move to the new server so i do having to nothing more than install the software
ie computer groups kept and all the updates


Question by:houghton5
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    I would say that depending on how you have it set up, the reinstallation should be about all you have to do.  I have mine set up through an A/D Computer Group, so, I can reinstall WSUS on any computer I'd like.  As long as I point it to the right group, it will find the computers again.

    Now, when you reinstall, you will have to re-synch the updates... which will, no doubt, take a while, though.

    Hope this helps.

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    Yes I did that before when the box died, but I can handle the re -syn but i would like to keep the computer groups
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    If it is configured the way mine is, through A/D, you should be able to just reference the same group and WSUS will know what computers it is responsible for.  The reason is that the computer groups are on a different computer (if I am understanding you correctly), not on the server running WSUS.

    Does that help?
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    Thanks just what i was looking for

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