Hi IT pros,
I was presented with a task to migrate a WSUS server 3.2 to a newer version. I choose to do it to Windows Server 2016 to be on the latest version possible. As I always thought that moving WSUS is really troublesome work and for that matter we delayed move for a long time. But now I know that this is really a piece of cake to do it and you could in theory move it every 5 days.
I found this great web page with to-do’s what to do, but in short it goes like this:
- Install a new server 2016
- Add Role “Windows Server Update Services”
- Leave everything on default (just choose Windows Internal Database – WID or SQL Server) and finish the task.
- When configuring WSUS choose Upstream server to your old WSUS and click “This is a replica of the upstream server”
- Finish everything as described on the web page
- After initial synchronization and downloading of updates you have to break replica and set update source back to Windows Update
- Then you have to check the following as in my case somethings were changed after I broke the replica
- Change WSUS name in Group policy where it is applied and wait for clients to connect
- Set Firewall rules if you have them in place.
Voila, your WSUS server is migrated.
Here is the link where I found this data: