Importing Updates to Replica Servers

Applies To: Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2003 with SP1, Windows Server 2003 with SP2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server Update Services

In some situations, you may need to import updates or metadata to a replica server. For example, you may wish to speed up the initial synchronization by copying the updates to the replica server. To copy update content to a replica server, you may use the same steps described in Step 2: Copying Updates from the File System. However, because metadata is not ordinarily kept on the replica server, you must temporarily turn off the replica setting on the server, import the metadata, and then turn it on again.

  1. In the WSUS Administration snap-in, go to Options, then select Update Source and Proxy Server.

  2. On the Update Source tab, clear the This server is a replica server of the upstream server check box, and then click OK to save the setting.

  3. Follow the procedures for exporting and importing metadata described in Step 3: Copying Metadata from the Database.

  4. After completing the import, go back to the Update Source tab of the Update Source and Proxy Server page, and then select the This server is a replica server of the upstream server check box. Click OK to save the setting.

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