I am typing the following and not working:
c:\program files\update service\tools>wsusutil.exe movecontent G:\ <content path> g:\ <log path> -skincopy
What shoud I type in <content path>?
What should I type in <log path>?
All I have is this: c:\program files\update service\tools>wsusutil.exe and Microsoft.updateservices.helathmontiring.dll
and I have created a G drive called WSUS (G
In this case, you can type following syntax:
WSUSUtil.exe movecontent g:\wsus g:\*.log -skipcopy
For your reference:
I tried the above and got this error message:
C:\Program Files\Update Services\Tools>wsusutil.exe movecontent g:\wsus g:\*.log
Fatal Error: You must specify an existing local directory on an NTFS partition a
s an absolute path or specify an existing UNC path for the new content file loca
This is what I had orginally:
E:\SCE\WsusContent\6F\CA so on folders in here.
This E: drive was getting out of disk space everyday so I decided to move this E drive to a Network Drive called G: as follow:
Wsusutil.exe movecontent g:\<content path> g:\ <log path>
And now have this:
G:\WsusContent\5A\6F so on folders in here.
Is this looks right?
Do I have to re-configure anything on the SCE 2007 to let MS knows where to downloads updates?
Did I understand you right - are you trying to move the WSUS content from a local e:\ to a networkdrive g:\? I don't think (and I wouldn't recommend) storing the wsus contect on a network drive.
I would recommend adding a new disk to the server and move it to this one or to do a full backup of the existing and do a replace of it.
Hope this helps!
Björn Axéll MVP - Advisec AB
Yes, please follow these steps and this is the recommended way to do it so yeh you are doing in the right way.
You can use wsusutil.exe command to accomplish it. Navigate to %programfiles%\update services\tools and the syntax is following:
WSUSUtil.exe movecontent g:\<content path> g:\<log path>.
You also can add -skipcopy switch to skip updates.
Thanks deep...here is the results..But my c:\wsus\WsusContent is still taking up 32 gigs...can I just delete this sub-dir ?
Content location is being moved. Please do not stop this program.
Content move has successfully finished.
Please make sure your check your new location and it's content to make sure everything is there and record the total space at the present and then comapre it in few days and if it's more then the present then it is working 100% and also the 32 GB leave it for few days and then delete it.
Thanks and please mark this question answered.
Have a good day.
Since this thread helped me, I'd like to take the liberty of updating it a little ...
We have System Center Essentials 2010, and had a need to move the updates folder. As this thread indicated, the wsusutil.exe movecontent command seemed to help. But I spent quite some time trying to find documentation on using wsusutil with SCE ... wasn't entirely sure it would work.
I found wsusutil.exe under c:\program files\update services\tools
wsusutil.exe /? yielded:
Windows Server Update Services administration utility. Try:
wsusutil.exe help checkhealth
wsusutil.exe help configuressl
wsusutil.exe help configuresslproxy
wsusutil.exe help deletefrontendserver
wsusutil.exe help listinactiveapprovals
wsusutil.exe help removeinactiveapprovals
wsusutil.exe help export
wsusutil.exe help healthmonitoring
wsusutil.exe help import
wsusutil.exe help listfrontendservers
wsusutil.exe help movecontent
wsusutil.exe help reset
wsusutil.exe help usecustomwebsite
wsusutil.exe help listunreferencedpackagefolders
movecontent command details:
Changes the file-system location where the WSUS server stores content, and
optionally copies any content from the old location to the new location.
and wsusutil.exe help movecontent yielded:
movecontent <content path> <log file> [-skipcopy]
<content path>: The new root for content files. The path must exist.
<log file> : Path and filename of the log file to create.
-skipcopy : Indicates that only the server configuration should be changed
and that the content files should not be copied.
So in our scenario, I wanted to move UPDATES from E:\data\updates to the F: partition (both locally attached hard disks).
I had to first create f:\data\updates. While I was at it, I created f:\data\logs
Then I ran
wsusutil.exe movecontent F:\data\UPDATES F:\data\logs\movcon.log
Seems to have worked like a charm!
Edited to add: I also noticed that the e:\data\updates had two subfolders, each of which was shared out. The wsusutil seems to have taken care of the un-sharing from the old location and re-sharing at the new location. One other item of note was that I had to be logged on as the serivces account to run the utility. Regular run of the mill admin didn't do it.