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  • Question

  • Hi All,

    Due to Sizing issue we are planning to build the new ConfigMgr 2012 R2 SP1 Software update point roles on new site system server Installing the WSUS and pointing to existing SUSDB. Do we need to share the existing old WSUS content folder and use the share path for new WSUS installation or if we specify new WSUS content folder will it download all metadata again to new WSUS content folder?

    we will retain both SUP servers.

    TIA



    • Edited by Sreenivas C Thursday, July 13, 2017 5:44 AM
    Thursday, July 13, 2017 5:42 AM

Answers

  • No, they won't. You need to set up a shared content library when using a shared database.

    This blog should walking you through setting that up as it's not exactly straight-forward: https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/configurationmgr/2016/10/12/how-to-implement-a-shared-susdb-for-configuration-manager-software-update-points/


    Jason | http://blog.configmgrftw.com | @jasonsandys

    • Marked as answer by Sreenivas C Monday, July 17, 2017 6:12 AM
    Friday, July 14, 2017 2:03 PM

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  • The WSUS Content folder does not contain metadata, the WSUS content folder contains content including update binaries and EULAs. In the context of ConfigMgr, it actually only contains EULAs because WSUS doesn't download any binaries. Update metadata is contained in the database. Thus, if you used a restore SUSDB, the metadata is preserved. As for the EULAs in the WSUS content folder, you can copy those over or let WSUS download them again which it will.



    Jason | http://blog.configmgrftw.com | @jasonsandys

    Friday, July 14, 2017 2:28 AM
  • Thanks Jason.

    If i am building the 2 WSUS server using the same SUSDB will both WSUS servers - WSUS content folder downloads the EULAs? or need to create single WSUS content folder share folder and use it for both WSUS servers WSUS conent locations?

    TIA.

    Friday, July 14, 2017 5:43 AM
  • No, they won't. You need to set up a shared content library when using a shared database.

    This blog should walking you through setting that up as it's not exactly straight-forward: https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/configurationmgr/2016/10/12/how-to-implement-a-shared-susdb-for-configuration-manager-software-update-points/


    Jason | http://blog.configmgrftw.com | @jasonsandys

    • Marked as answer by Sreenivas C Monday, July 17, 2017 6:12 AM
    Friday, July 14, 2017 2:03 PM