Removing WSUS from a SBS 2008 Server

Hi Experts,

I want to know if removing WSUS from an SBS server is going to cause us issues. We have a secondary server running WSUS and the SBS server is running out of storage. If I Remove the WSUS role will we have issues with the standard operating environment and does removing the roll remove the databases?

We are running SBS 2008 running File, Mail, Print, DHCP, DNS, Network AV.

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Cris HannaSr IT Support EngineerCommented:
There are, by default, Group Policies for WSUS for clients joined to the domain.  So you must modify those Group Policies first to remove the SBS WSUS entry.   Once that's done you should be able to remove WSUS without issue.   no it doesn't remove the database, AFAIK

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Hypercat (Deb)Commented:
You can move WSUS to your secondary server from the SBS server if you want to preserve the database:

Otherwise, when you uninstall WSUS I believe it gives you the option to preserve or delete the database at that time.
In fact removing the WSUS from SBS server, without removing the database, then reinstalling on the secondary server using the SQL database from SBS can give you all infos back.
Anywayt the GPO must be modified to point to the new server.
You can find the GPO name using Resultant Set of Policy (RSoP) on a client computer.

isdd2000Author Commented:
Hi Guys,

Thank you for your feedback, when removing WSUS it does give you the option to keep or remove the database. After modifying the right GPO everything removed fine.
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