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MOVE CONTENT WSUS

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I have added a new partition to the server running WSUS Sp2.

I see that I can move the content using the wsusutil movecontent command

I see that I need to create a folder on the new parition.

A few questions

Do I need to recreate the share on the new partition/share or will the wsusutil.exe do that for me?

Do I need to delete the old data and stop the share on the existing WsusContent folder?

Anything else that I need to do???
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by:Thomas Grassi
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Wsus content folder is not shared if you have it shared that must be some other reason

By default the content folder is not shared

Just run wsusutil movecontent command

Then restart the service

Test a sync
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by:yostnet
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After the move - is the original content folder there or does it get removed.

If not removed, can I delete it?
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by:Thomas Grassi
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If still there I would stop all wsus services

then rename it to old.wsuscontent

Then start wsus services

Test a sync

if all good then delete.
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by:yostnet
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which services am I stopping?
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by:Thomas Grassi
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Is your database sql or internal?


Only one service
net stop WSUSService
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by:yostnet
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sql I believe - there is no WSUSservice
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by:Thomas Grassi
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update services
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by:yostnet
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k - that is the one I shut off.
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Donald Stewart earned 2000 total points
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"Wsus content folder is not shared if you have it shared that must be some other reason"


????

It sure is!!!

@yostnet

WSUSutil does not actually “move” the content folder. It only copies the files and redirects WSUS to begin using this new folder instead. You will still need to clean up the old path.

You must create the new path for local WSUS update storage prior to using WSUSutil.exe. The movecontent command takes an optional -skipcopy parameter. The -skipcopy parameter enables you to change the location of local WSUS update storage without copying any files. For more information about WSUSutil.exe,
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc708480%28v=ws.10%29.aspx

WSUSutil.exe sets the same permissions on the destination folder that were set on the original folder.

http://technet.microsoft.com/fr-fr/library/cc720466%28v=ws.10%29.aspx
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sorry for the late close /
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