I've decided to update our WSUS server from Windows 2008 R2 to Windows 2012 R2. Part of this is to cleanup all the previous updates like XP and older Office updates that eat up so much space but aren't used anymore. We no longer have XP or Office 2007 and older.
We currently point clients to the current Windows 2008 R2 WSUS server via group policy.
What is the best method to slowly transition clients to the new server? Do I need to go through and re-approve everything or is there a way to pull over approvals from the old server (without approving the old XP and Office updates that I don't want anymore?)
Basically I want to start as clean as possible, but re-approving everything from scratch is going to be a huge and tedious task. If I can pull over the approvals for only certain product groups that would be great.
I will be out for the next week on vacation, so I will check back in when I get back. Forgive my slow response.