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Installing WSUS on Server 2012 - Removing running WSUS Server

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  • We have WSUS running on Server 2003, this Server has some problems.

    I want to Install the WSUS on Server 2012, I make ready the Server.

    I need some information:

    - I want to remove the old WSUS from 2003 so that it will not be able to update the clients any more, what process should i do?

    - There are lot of updates in old WSUS directory, so when i will install the new WSUS i have to download all the updates again?

    - What Configurations i need while configuring the WSUS on 2012 so that Clients (XP, WIN 7, WIN 8, Server 2008) can get the Updates Successfully.

    Regards,

    Sunday, November 10, 2013 8:13 PM

Answers

  • - I want to remove the old WSUS from 2003 so that it will not be able to update the clients any more, what process should i do?

    Configure the clients to talk to the new server.

    - There are lot of updates in old WSUS directory, so when i will install the new WSUS i have to download all the updates again?

    Not really. You will download only the updates you approve. You should only approve the current updates that are, or might be, needed by one of your clients.

    - What Configurations i need while configuring the WSUS on 2012 so that Clients (XP, WIN 7, WIN 8, Server 2008) can get the Updates Successfully.

    None. You don't configure the server, any more than you did (do!) to get them to talk to the existing WSUS server. You configure the clients to talk to the WSUS server.

    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.

    • Marked as answer by Genius1985 Monday, November 11, 2013 10:11 AM
    Monday, November 11, 2013 3:56 AM
    Moderator
  • What kind updates i have to approve for the Client computers?

    I know this sounds simplistic, but it really is this simple: You approve the updates that a system NEEDS. Now the complex part is knowing that the state "Needed" in the WSUS Console does not necessarily indicate the updates that the client NEEDS to install.
    As we have different windows based systems so is there any way to approve the important updates for all of them.
    I think there's more to this question than appears on the surface. One thing to know is that the Windows Update Agent is an intelligent beast. It won't try to install updates that you've approved if they should not be installed.

    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.

    Tuesday, November 12, 2013 1:00 AM
    Moderator

All replies

  • - I want to remove the old WSUS from 2003 so that it will not be able to update the clients any more, what process should i do?

    Configure the clients to talk to the new server.

    - There are lot of updates in old WSUS directory, so when i will install the new WSUS i have to download all the updates again?

    Not really. You will download only the updates you approve. You should only approve the current updates that are, or might be, needed by one of your clients.

    - What Configurations i need while configuring the WSUS on 2012 so that Clients (XP, WIN 7, WIN 8, Server 2008) can get the Updates Successfully.

    None. You don't configure the server, any more than you did (do!) to get them to talk to the existing WSUS server. You configure the clients to talk to the WSUS server.

    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.

    • Marked as answer by Genius1985 Monday, November 11, 2013 10:11 AM
    Monday, November 11, 2013 3:56 AM
    Moderator
  • Thank you.

    Let me ask you one question as i don't have much experience with windows system.

    What kind updates i have to approve for the Client computers? As we have different windows based systems so is there any way to approve the important updates for all of them.

    Monday, November 11, 2013 10:15 AM
  • What kind updates i have to approve for the Client computers?

    I know this sounds simplistic, but it really is this simple: You approve the updates that a system NEEDS. Now the complex part is knowing that the state "Needed" in the WSUS Console does not necessarily indicate the updates that the client NEEDS to install.
    As we have different windows based systems so is there any way to approve the important updates for all of them.
    I think there's more to this question than appears on the surface. One thing to know is that the Windows Update Agent is an intelligent beast. It won't try to install updates that you've approved if they should not be installed.

    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.

    Tuesday, November 12, 2013 1:00 AM
    Moderator