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Need to convert a primary WSUS server to a downstream server

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  • I have two WSUS servers, one in each of two locations. Both are in the same domain, but different subnets (192.168.1.xxx and 192.168.100,xxx). I want to make the second one a downstream server instead of a primary. Can this be done without uninstalling/reinstalling?

    TIA,

    Hank Arnold (MVP)


    Regards, Hank Arnold (MVP - DS)

    2013년 3월 15일 금요일 오후 3:31

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  • Hi,

    As best practice,Pls uninstalling/reinstalling the WSUS server without keeping the DB,install with a clean DB,and configured as a downstream server.

    Regards,

    Clarence

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    • 답변으로 표시됨 Hank ArnoldMVP 2013년 3월 18일 월요일 오후 12:47
    2013년 3월 18일 월요일 오전 8:12

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  • Hi,

    As best practice,Pls uninstalling/reinstalling the WSUS server without keeping the DB,install with a clean DB,and configured as a downstream server.

    Regards,

    Clarence

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    • 답변으로 표시됨 Hank ArnoldMVP 2013년 3월 18일 월요일 오후 12:47
    2013년 3월 18일 월요일 오전 8:12
  • That's the answer I was expecting, just hoping I could get around it. Thanks.

    Regards, Hank Arnold (MVP - DS)

    2013년 3월 18일 월요일 오후 12:47
  • That's the answer I was expecting, just hoping I could get around it. Thanks.

    Since it's you asking... :-) .. and I'm feeling a bit pedantic tonight.

    Actually you can convert an upstream server to a downstream or replica server, but we generally recommend NOT doing it this way because doing so is fraught with so many issues.

    From a configuration perspective, converting an upstream server to a downstream server is trivial. Go to Options | Update Source and Proxy Server and specify the new upstream server. Presto. Done. This is a non-issue to this point. The problem comes in when you want to make that formerly upstream server a *replica* of the new upstream server. Check the box. It's a replica. Done.

    While setting the former upstream server as a replica Will Work, and Is Supported -- in almost every real-world scenario, what happens is that the former upstream server turned replica isn't actually a *replica* of its assigned upstream server. And that is what causes problems down the line.

    Now.... the issues can be remediated with a fair amount of manual work and judicous implementation of the Server Cleanup Wizard...

    But as a practical matter, it's almost always less time and effort to just blow it away and install as a fresh replica with a new database.

    NOTE: KEEP the content store!!! You can reconcile the content store with the Server Cleanup Wizard and remove the files not needed after the initial replica sync.


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

    2013년 3월 21일 목요일 오전 1:28