WSUS WID and WSUS SQL Database RRS feed

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  • what is difference between WSUS WID and  WSUS SQL Database which scenario will be used WID and WSUS SQL<o:p></o:p>

    Monday, June 17, 2019 4:48 AM

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  • WID = Windows Internal Database which is normally a default option when using WSUS and is just a simple database file which has to be manually maintained in terms of disaster recovery

    A SQL Database for WSUS is normally recommended especially for disaster recovery, backups and overall maintenance. Also a best practice prerequisite when it comes to running cleanups and indexes.

    The WID can be connected to using a SQL Express console.

    If you have a license for SQL then use SQL, if not then perhaps WID is better

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    • Proposed as answer by Albert Neef Monday, June 17, 2019 8:40 AM
    Monday, June 17, 2019 8:36 AM