Migrating WSUS 3.0 to a new server
Using the doc "Backing Up Windows Server Update Services 3.0" I have backed
up our old WSUS 3.0 server with NTBackup and restored WSUS on a new physical
server. The new server looks good, I can see all of the updates and settings
from the old server. I've created a test OU with 2 test systems in it. I
created a test group policy that points to the new WSUS server and applied it
to the test OU. My problem is that my two test systems still do not pick up
that I have approved new updates. I have verified that they got the test
group policy. The old server is still up, so I'm wondering if there's some
kind of conflict. Anybody have any ideas on how I can get my test clients to
talk to my new WSUS? I don't want to switch our production group policies to
the new server until I can get my test systems to see it.
Thanks in advance!
I'm wondering if this has anything to do with the problem:
"You should restore the backup file to only one WSUS server. The backed-up
information includes the Server ID, so if you restore the same backup file to
two or more WSUS servers there will be two or more WSUS servers with the same
ID. If you attempt to roll up information from downstream servers with
duplicate IDs to an upstream server, you will get information from only one
of these downstream servers."