Step 2 Import and Export: Copying Updates from File System

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

Copy updates from the file system of the export server to the file system of the import server. These procedures use the Windows Backup or Restore Wizard, but you can use any utility you like. The object is to copy updates from the file system on the export server to the files system of the import server.

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The initial settings for access control lists differ between Windows 2000 Server and Windows Server 2003. If you are copying content from Windows 2000 Server to Windows Server 2003, you have to manually add the Network Service group to the access control list for the folder where updates are stored. Give the Network Service group Full Control.

  1. On your export WSUS server, click Start, and then click Run.

  2. In the Run dialog box, type ntbackup. The Backup or Restore Wizard starts by default, unless it is disabled. You can use this wizard or click the link to work in Advanced Mode and use the following steps.

  3. Click the Backup tab, and then specify the folder where updates are stored on the export server. By default, WSUS stores updates at WSUSInstallationDrive:\WSUS\WSUSContent\.

  4. In Backup media or file name, type a path and file name for the backup (.bkf) file.

  5. Click Start Backup. The Backup Job Information dialog box appears.

  6. Click Advanced. Under Backup Type, click Incremental.

  7. From the Backup Job Information dialog box, click Start Backup to start the backup operation.

  8. Move the backup file you just created to the import server.

  1. On your import WSUS server, click Start, and then click Run.

  2. In the Run dialog box, type ntbackup. The Backup or Restore Wizard starts by default, unless it is disabled. You can use this wizard or click the link to work in Advanced Mode and use the following steps.

  3. Click the Restore and Manage Media tab, and select the backup file you created on the export server. If the file does not appear, right-click File, and then click Catalog File to add the location of the file.

  4. In Restore files to, click Alternate location. This option preserves the folder structure of the updates; all folders and subfolders will appear in the folder you designate. You must maintain the directory structure for all folders under \WSUSContent.

  5. Under Alternate location, specify the folder where updates are stored on the import server. By default, WSUS stores updates at WSUSInstallationDrive:\WSUS\WSUSContent\. Updates must appear in the folder on the import server designated to hold updates; this is typically done during installation.

  6. Click Start Restore. When the Confirm Restore dialog box appears, click OK to start the restore operation.

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