Replicate the Update Services database

Updated: March 10, 2009

Applies To: Windows SBS 2008

Update Services on the Destination Server synchronizes with Update Services on the Source Server, and then it downloads the database.

To replicate the Update Services database to the Destination Server

  1. On the Destination Server, click Start, click Administrative Tools, and then click Microsoft Windows Server Update Services 3.0 SP1.

  2. On the User Account Control dialog box, click Continue.

  3. In the Update Services navigation pane, click DestinationServerName.

  4. In the results pane, in the Overview section and Synchronization Status sub-section, click Synchronize Now. The synchronization process starts and provides tracking information by changing Synchronize Now to Synchronization: xx%, where xx is the percent complete.

  5. When the synchronization finishes, Last Synchronization is updated with the date and time that is finishes.

After the synchronization finishes, the Update Services database starts downloading from the Source Server to the Destination Server. Verify that the download finishes successfully.

noteNote
Do not begin monitoring the database download until the synchronization finishes successfully. There may be a delay of several minutes before the download begins.

To verify that the download finishes successfully

  1. On the Destination Server, click Start, click Administrative Tools, and then click Microsoft Windows Server Update Services 3.0. SP1.

  2. On the User Account Control dialog box, click Continue.

  3. In the Update Services navigation pane, click DestinationServerName.

  4. In the results pane, in the Overview section and Download Status sub-section, Updates Needing Files counts down to zero when the download is complete.

If the synchronization and download do not finish successfully, do the following:

  • Verify that the server name and the port number are correct on the Update Source and Proxy Server page.

  • Analyze the details of the failure. You can find details about the download on the Synchronizations node on the Update Services navigation pane.

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