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Type of connection for WSUS store's update files

    Question

  • Now I am planning to install WSUS3.0SP2 on my existing Server (Windows server 2008 R2).
    However, my server does not have enough space for storing updates.
    Then, I would like to setup external HDD like below;

    Plan A, USB HDD.
    Plan B, iSCSI NAS mounted as volume.

    Does Microsoft supports those configuration ?
    I cannot find official support document for this. Microsoft says just "local server". I am not sure what is "local".
    It will be grateful if profissinals navigates me to goal.

    Thanks and regards,
    Friday, October 25, 2013 10:30 AM

Answers

  • "Local" means not a mapped network drive.

    The particular issue goes to the ability of the WSUS server to manage ACLs on an NTFS file system.

    If your iSCSI NAS volume supports access in exactly the same manner as Direct Attached Storage (DAS), it should work fine.

    The External USB Hard Drive will work provided it is formatted with NTFS. You cannot use a FAT-formatted external drive.


    Lawrence Garvin, M.S., MCITP:EA, MCDBA, MCSA
    SolarWinds Head Geek
    Microsoft MVP - Software Packaging, Deployment & Servicing (2005-2013)
    My MVP Profile: http://mvp.microsoft.com/en-us/mvp/Lawrence R Garvin
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    The views expressed on this post are mine and do not necessarily reflect the views of SolarWinds.

    Friday, October 25, 2013 9:26 PM
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  • Given these 2 options I would go with B. I believe "local" just refers to mounting as a volume. 

    Friday, October 25, 2013 12:37 PM
  • "Local" means not a mapped network drive.

    The particular issue goes to the ability of the WSUS server to manage ACLs on an NTFS file system.

    If your iSCSI NAS volume supports access in exactly the same manner as Direct Attached Storage (DAS), it should work fine.

    The External USB Hard Drive will work provided it is formatted with NTFS. You cannot use a FAT-formatted external drive.


    Lawrence Garvin, M.S., MCITP:EA, MCDBA, MCSA
    SolarWinds Head Geek
    Microsoft MVP - Software Packaging, Deployment & Servicing (2005-2013)
    My MVP Profile: http://mvp.microsoft.com/en-us/mvp/Lawrence R Garvin
    http://www.solarwinds.com/gotmicrosoft
    The views expressed on this post are mine and do not necessarily reflect the views of SolarWinds.

    Friday, October 25, 2013 9:26 PM
    Moderator