Migrate SUS approvals.

Discussion in 'Update Services' started by Arjan de Vries, Nov 14, 2005.

  1. Does anyone know what will happen to the current approvals in WSUS if you
    migrate the approvals from SUS to WSUS using the wsusutil tool?

    - Will it reset all patches for a group and approve the SUS approved
    - Will it leave other patches in detect mode / install mode. And add the sus
    approved patches for installation?

    And what will happen to the patches there are notified as 'new' or 'updated'
    in SUS?

    Arjan de Vries, Nov 14, 2005
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  2. Since the intent is that SUS approvals are migrated to WSUS /before/ any WSUS
    synchronization is performed, I believe the answer to this question is

    I would not recommend migrating SUS to WSUS after you have synchronized WSUS
    or established approvals.

    Of course, if you really want to know -- back up the WSUS database -- and give
    it a try. If it doesn't work as desired, restore the WSUS database and now ya
    know. :)
    Lawrence Garvin [MVP], Nov 15, 2005
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  3. If this is the case; why the option: migrate only approvals and not the
    patches? How does this work then?

    Is there any more documentation on this tool and what it does? Or is there a
    other way to get my WSUS server running. Maybe the reset option with
    WSUSUTIL and then the migrate tool? Or approve all patches?

    Arjan de Vries, Nov 16, 2005
  4. The documentation is in the SUS-to-WSUS Migration Guide..


    The migration is a two-phase process, that can be combined, but most who have
    done this process have found best success with performing it in two steps.

    First step is to migrate the content..
    wsusutil migratesus /content <Path to SUS content store> /log <filename>

    Second step is to migrate the approvals..
    wsusutil migratesus /approvals <SUSServerName> /log <filename>

    A key point to migrating the approvals is that <SUSServerName> must be a
    resolvable website name, because the approvals are retrieved from SUS via
    HTTP, but it should /not/ include the http:// prefix.

    To map approvals from SUS to a specific target group, first you create the
    target group on WSUS, then...
    wsusutil migratesus /approvals <SUSServerName> "<TargetGroupName>" /log
    Lawrence Garvin [MVP], Nov 16, 2005
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