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transfer WSUS from 2003 server to 2008 server

Hi,
     I need to transfer WSUS from a 2003 server to a 2008 server.  I see that there are a few ways to do this. create a replica then turn it into a stand alone, or manually copy updates over using robocopy ect.. What is the best way to have this done?

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Windows Server 2008Microsoft Legacy OS

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I'm not completely sure if just robocopy will work. Here is an another site that details backup of the updates. I would be more incline to do this.

http://blogs.technet.com/b/sus/archive/2009/07/02/how-to-move-wsus-from-one-server-to-another.aspx

Let me know how you get on.
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kevinhsieh

Honestly I just started over. Recreate any target groups and automatic update rules. I use a DNS cname alias to point to my update server, and then just point that to the new WSUS server so no client settings need to be changed. You can also just change the clients to point to the new server via group policy. The new WSUS server will download any needed updates. You don't need to carry forward all of the obsolete updates that have been superceeded. My new WSUS server has a much smaller update storage footprint compared to my old server.
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thank you very much.  i set it up as a replica, and it worked.  i gave skiman the most points because he was first

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