How to import WSUS 2.0 content to WSUS 3.0 installed on a new serv

Discussion in 'Update Services' started by Eric Sauve, Jun 19, 2007.

  1. Eric Sauve

    Eric Sauve Guest

    This has probably been asked "ad nauseam" but I cannot seem to find a simple
    answer to this question.

    I'd like to install WSUS 3.0 on a new server but instead of
    downloading/replicating all the patches again is it possible to import the
    updates already located on my old WSUS 2.0 server? Also, I intend to
    decommision the old WSUS 2.0 server afterwards. So I assumed I shouldn'd use
    WSUS 3.0 in "Replica Mode" because of this. TIA.
    Eric Sauve, Jun 19, 2007
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  2. The *Best* option is to replicate your WSUS 2.0 server to the new hardware
    (however you wish to do this, there are several ways), and then do a WSUS
    3.0 upgrade in place.

    Or, the flip-flop. Upgrade your WSUS 2.0 to WSUS 3.0 on the old hardware.
    Replicate the WSUS 3.0 server to the new hardware (installing a WSUS 3.0
    replica server is the easiest way to do this), and then convert the WSUS 3.0
    replica back to an autonomous server, and reconfigure it to sync with
    You cannot sync a WSUS 3 replica from a WSUS 2 master, anyway.

    Lawrence Garvin, M.S., MCTS, MCP
    Independent WSUS Evangelist
    MVP-Software Distribution (2005-2007)

    Everything you need for WSUS is at

    And, almost everything else is at
    Lawrence Garvin \(MVP\), Jun 21, 2007
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