Move WSUS Database to Another Server

This article gives the steps to move the Windows Software Update Service server database (SUSDB) from on database server to another.

Steps Stop IIS and WSUS services on WSUS server net stop W3SVC && net stop wuauserv && net stop WsusServiceDetach SUSDB from current location Copy files to new database server Attach SUSDB database on new SQL server Add <domain>\<wsus server hostname> SQL account if missing Edit registry on WSUS server to point to new SQL server HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\UpdateServices\Server\Setup\SqlServerNameStart WSUS services net start W3SVC && net start wuauserv && net start WsusServiceTest.

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Posted on March 21, 2014, in Windows. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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