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Migrate WSUS 2008 R2 to WSUS Windows 2012

July 13, 2013 5 comments
  1. 1. Installation
    1. Install Windows 2012
    2. Join to domain
    3. Install WSUS role and configure WSUS content folder location and don’t configure anything in WSUS.
    4. Install SQL 2008 R2 management studio on both WSUS server.

2. Take Backup of existing WSUS server

A.    Take backup of E:\WSUS\  folder to Destination WSUS server’s content folder
B.    Take Backup of Windows internal DB using SQL Management studio and copy it to Destination WSUS server. See steps how to backup and restore http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh852349.aspx
C.    Shutdown the 2008 server or disable LAN.

3. Restore database backup to destination WSUS server.

  1. Restore backup of database using SQL Management studio.
Followed by command: 
%ProgramFiles%\Update Services\Tools\wsusutil.exe postinstall  

2. Restart the server

4. Change the 2012 WSUS server identity using following power shell commands.

$updateServer = get-wsusserver
$config = $updateServer.GetConfiguration()
$config.ServerId = [System.Guid]::NewGuid()
$config.Save()

Followed by command:
%ProgramFiles%\Update Services\Tools\wsusutil.exe postinstall

5. Change Other settings.

A.    Open WSUS Administrative Console and change SMTP Settings.
B.    Publish new WSUS Self signed certificate for SCUP.

6. Change the GPO of WSUS URL to point to new WSUS server for client systems update.

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