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WSUS Replica-Server

Topics: Configuration Issue
Jan 27, 2014 at 9:11 AM

I have an WSUS Server (Win 2008R2) with WPP. Now we want to add an Downstream-Server for our new sub-company in China. (also 2008R2)

The Replica-Server works fine, and all Certs are installed correctly, but if I connect with the WPP-Console (installed on the Main-Server) to the Replica-Server the paths of the packages are pointing to the Main-Server.

Does this mean that clients which pick their updates from the Replica-Server will get their WPP-Packages from the Main-Server?
Jan 27, 2014 at 8:30 PM
Edited Jan 27, 2014 at 8:30 PM
Hi StrD,
If you are speaking of the 'Folder' field which generally start by 'http ://WsusServerName/Content' or 'https ://WsusServerName/Content', you need to know that this field display the recorded path where Windows Update Clients will have to download the update file.
If this field point to your upstream server, that mean that clients will download udpates files from the upstream server.

Do you have setup the downstream server to store updates locally ?
Jan 28, 2014 at 8:25 AM
Yes I am speaking of the "Folder" field.

The downstream server is configured to store updates locally and the function "download only when approved" is set to active. How do I have to configure the server for downloading the WPP-packages from downstream server?

Thanks for your help!
Jan 29, 2014 at 9:21 PM
Edited Jan 29, 2014 at 9:22 PM
Try to approve the update (in a test group) to see if the downstream server download the file and therefore change the download path.
Jan 30, 2014 at 7:25 AM
I already tried this.

The server has downloaded the file, but the path didn't change. Is there a way to change the path manually?

Regards, David
Jan 30, 2014 at 11:16 AM
May be by editing the SQL database, but I didn't recommend this.
Marked as answer by DCourtel on 5/8/2014 at 2:59 AM