I am setting up a WSUS server for a disconnected network. I have both my export and import servers configured and running. My problem is I cannot figure out some way to get the external export server and the internal clients on the same page update-wise.
Because my export server has no clients attached to it, it is stating that I have 1800 updates, dating back to 2002, to download. Is there some way to tell the server to ignore updates before a certain point. All of my clients have Service Pack 3 (XP) installed. Is there a way to use that as a base line and tell the server to ignore all updates prior to SP3? Or do I simply need to download and export ALL the updates and then let my import server sort everything out?
Because of size limits on hard-drives and the logistics of transporting the updates physically on CDs, I would like to avoid having to download and export 1800 updates.