WSUS 3.2 on Windows 2008 R2 RRS feed

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  • I apologize if this is a repeated question on this forum but I'm yet to find a solution to my problem.

    One of the downstream WSUS servers was having some disk space issue and I had to reset WSUS in the process using the instructions given here. 


    Then I followed the steps given here to import the WSUSContent folder and metadata from a replica server.


    Import was successful but now it doesn't recognize the approved updates as already downloaded but instead all of the updates have "the files for this update have yet to be downloaded" note on them. The total size of these updates are over 170 GB and I'm afraid it's going to take a couple of days or weeks to complete by the way it's downloading the stuff.

    I've already tried restarting the services and resetting the BITS queue but no luck.

    Any suggestions?


    OS: Windows 2008 R2

    WSUS Version: WSUS 3.2.7600.226


    Wednesday, September 30, 2015 12:42 PM


  • Hi,

    First, please make sure that WSUSContent folder has the suitable permission.


    Also, please try to run wsusutil reset on the WSUS server. This command will check that every update metadata row in the database has corresponding update files stored in the file system. If update files are missing or have been corrupted, WSUS downloads the update files again.

    Best Regards.

    Steven Lee Please remember to mark the replies as answers if they help and unmark them if they provide no help. If you have feedback for TechNet Support, contact tnmff@microsoft.com.

    • Proposed as answer by Steven_Lee0510 Sunday, October 11, 2015 6:57 AM
    • Marked as answer by Steven_Lee0510 Sunday, October 11, 2015 12:42 PM
    Wednesday, October 7, 2015 2:30 AM