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WSUS server issue

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  • Hi,

    i am trying to install new WSUS server to replace the old server. after installing the new server i exported the settings from old server to an xml file and imported it back to new server. 

    then i realise that i supposed to create a new server with out old settings.

    can any one help me with this to remove what ever the settings i imported or remove WSUS and reinstall it again.

    thank you,

    krishna


    Krishna Gummadapu

    Wednesday, July 31, 2013 3:55 AM

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  • There a no way to reset the database back to the default/initial installation state without having to reinstall WSUS/Remove the db.

    Even if there was, I would reinstall the setup as it would hardly take some time.


    Regards, Vik Singh "If this thread answered your question, please click on "Mark as Answer"

    Wednesday, July 31, 2013 4:46 AM
  • Hi Vik,

    thank you for the reply.

    can you give me any suggestions to uninstall the WSUS and reinstall. is there any precautions i need to take.

    thank you,


    Krishna Gummadapu

    Wednesday, July 31, 2013 6:05 AM
  • Hi Krishna,

    To uninstall WSUS you have a sticky on the WSUS forum, would be better to follow Lawrence's instructions.

    TiGrOu.

    Wednesday, July 31, 2013 7:38 AM
  • To uninstall WSUS you have a sticky on the WSUS forum, would be better to follow Lawrence's instructions.

    The sticky post is designed to be used to clean up a server with a previuosly failed installation or a failed or partially uninstalled environment.

    For a *healthy* WSUS server that you just don't want.. use Server Manager and remove the role.


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    Wednesday, July 31, 2013 8:34 PM
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  • Hi,

    For how to uninstall WSUS, please also read below link:

    How to Uninstall WSUS 3.0 SP2 and Its Related Components

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd939818(v=ws.10).aspx

    Regards,

    Yan Li


    Cataleya Li
    TechNet Community Support

    Friday, August 02, 2013 1:22 AM
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