Change SP1 downstream server to stand-alone

Discussion in 'Update Services' started by Steve, Jul 23, 2006.

  1. Steve

    Steve Guest

    Is there any way to change a downstream server to stand-alone? This doesn't
    seem to possible via Options.

    Steve
     
    Steve, Jul 23, 2006
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  2. A downstream /replica/ server, currently, can only be 'converted' by
    reinstalling the WSUS software.

    A downstream /autonomous/ server simply needs to have the 'upstream' server
    option changed from a local server to the Microsoft.com server.

    --
    Lawrence Garvin, M.S., MVP-Software Distribution
    Everything you need for WSUS is at
    http://technet2.microsoft.com/windowsserver/en/technologies/featured/wsus/default.mspx
    And, everything else is at
    http://wsusinfo.onsitechsolutions.com
    .....
     
    Lawrence Garvin \(MVP\), Jul 23, 2006
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  3. Steve

    Steve Guest

    Thanks. I assume there was an option in the install that would have
    determined the difference between a /replica/ server and a /autonomous/
    server that I may have overlooked?
     
    Steve, Jul 23, 2006
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  4. In the installation, you have the choice to make the server a replica, or
    not. The default is 'not'. If you did designate the server to be a replica,
    you would have also been prompted, at that time, to provide the URL for the
    master server.

    Otherwise, it's an autonomous server, which either synchronizes with an
    upstream WSUS server, or microsoft.com. These two 'upstream' sources can be
    changed at will, via the Synchronization Options page.

    The key, visual, clue, will be whether you /can/ change the setting on the
    Synchronization Options page. A replica server will not let you make the
    change; a regular downstream server is always changeable, though other
    settings will be disabled until the server is 'redirected' to use Microsoft.
    This is because certain settings are /always/ obtained from the upstream
    WSUS server, if one is designated.

    --
    Lawrence Garvin, M.S., MVP-Software Distribution
    Everything you need for WSUS is at
    http://technet2.microsoft.com/windowsserver/en/technologies/featured/wsus/default.mspx
    And, everything else is at
    http://wsusinfo.onsitechsolutions.com
    .....
     
    Lawrence Garvin \(MVP\), Jul 24, 2006
    #4
  5. Steve

    Steve Guest

    Got it. Thanks.

     
    Steve, Jul 24, 2006
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