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  • I was planning to install my export server on server 2019, but my import servers are most likely to be windows server 2016 and \ or 2012r2.

    The metadata you exported via the wsusutil.exe tool on the Windows Server 2019 server can be imported into WSUS on older servers, even Windows Server 2008 R2. But the main problem, as Udara Kaushalya said, is that older versions of WSUS have insufficient support for newer client systems.
      

    For WSUS 3.2 in Windows Server 2008 R2, its life cycle is nearing completion, and Microsoft recommends that you use at least WSUS 4.0 in Windows Server 2012. If there are more Windows 10 clients in the environment, it is no longer able to provide full support.
       

    For WSUS 4.0 in Windows Server 2012 R2, it can support all the current mainstream systems, but there are some inadequacies in the Windows 10 system, such as the inability to display the operating system information of the Windows 10 system client in detail, but this does not affect Updated approvals. In addition, you need to install KB3095113 and KB3159706 for Windows Server 2012 systems, or the latest rollup updates to meet the Windows 10 support conditions.
       

    Hope the above can help you.
       

    Regards,
    Yic

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    • Marked as answer by Stanley-Ipkiss Thursday, September 5, 2019 11:05 AM
    Thursday, September 5, 2019 2:27 AM

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  • it's possible. but you have to install latest patches on those servers.

    sometimes server 2012/2012R2/2008/2008R2 WSUS may not supported to latest OS like Win10/Server 2016..

    anyway 2008 server life cycle will be end on 2020.

    Wednesday, September 4, 2019 2:41 PM
  • I was planning to install my export server on server 2019, but my import servers are most likely to be windows server 2016 and \ or 2012r2.

    The metadata you exported via the wsusutil.exe tool on the Windows Server 2019 server can be imported into WSUS on older servers, even Windows Server 2008 R2. But the main problem, as Udara Kaushalya said, is that older versions of WSUS have insufficient support for newer client systems.
      

    For WSUS 3.2 in Windows Server 2008 R2, its life cycle is nearing completion, and Microsoft recommends that you use at least WSUS 4.0 in Windows Server 2012. If there are more Windows 10 clients in the environment, it is no longer able to provide full support.
       

    For WSUS 4.0 in Windows Server 2012 R2, it can support all the current mainstream systems, but there are some inadequacies in the Windows 10 system, such as the inability to display the operating system information of the Windows 10 system client in detail, but this does not affect Updated approvals. In addition, you need to install KB3095113 and KB3159706 for Windows Server 2012 systems, or the latest rollup updates to meet the Windows 10 support conditions.
       

    Hope the above can help you.
       

    Regards,
    Yic

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    • Marked as answer by Stanley-Ipkiss Thursday, September 5, 2019 11:05 AM
    Thursday, September 5, 2019 2:27 AM