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    WSUS Server Re-build

    Hello,

    I am currently re-setting up one of our servers due to a problem with the OS it was having. Previously one of its roles was WSUS and I am wondering if it is possible to re-import all the updates and approvals from the old WSUS installation. I have backed up all the WSUS content files before re-installing the OS on the server but I have only been able to find articles regarding moving WSUS from a old to a new server, not using the same server.

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    This should help

    How to move WSUS from one server to another - The WSUS Support Team Blog - Site Home - TechNet Blogs

    To be honest i wouldnt bother. I would install a fresh and let everything pick up. It wont take a huge amount of time to setup again.

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    and even if you religiously run the wsus cleanup tool a fresh install will still take up a lot less space ive found

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    Thanks for your replies guys. I decided to just configure it from scratch rather than try importing. Setup went fine and everything's coming back in. Just got to re-approve some updates now :|

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    You could have just set the old one as an upstream server to the new one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisH View Post
    You could have just set the old one as an upstream server to the new one.
    I was installing WSUS on the same server but with a fresh install of Windows.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lafleur1977 View Post
    I was installing WSUS on the same server but with a fresh install of Windows.
    Ah okay I didn't read the post properly

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisH View Post
    Ah okay I didn't read the post properly
    No probs, thanks anyway

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    I would still have been lazy though and put it on another server temporarily then reinstall and make the temp one the upstream.

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