2008 R2 to 2012 R2 RRS feed

  • Question

  • I have a WSUS server running on server 2008 R2 with an external SQL 2008 DB.

    I installed a new 2012 R2 server and installed WSUS which I want to use as a replica server before I decommission the 2008 server.

    If I try to configure WSUS on 2012, it fails post-configuration tasks. Should I point the new server to the existing database before I configure WSUS?

    What's the best way to migrate?


    Tuesday, March 3, 2015 5:29 PM

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  • Hi,

    >>If I try to configure WSUS on 2012, it fails post-configuration tasks

    Cloud please provide the detailed information about the error?

    >>What's the best way to migrate?

    Here is an article about how to migrate the WSUS server to Windows Server 2012:


    Best Regards.

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    Wednesday, March 4, 2015 7:05 AM
  • I have seen those instructions, but I'm unsure about the DB part.

    My current WSUS server is pointing to an external SQL DB. How do I make the new server point to the existing DB?

    Wednesday, March 4, 2015 5:35 PM