Migrating WSUS to a new server without downloading updates

Mark Wilson has written an interesting and comprehensive article on his blog which he’s kindly given me permission to reproduce here.  It not only talks about migrating the content and configuration from one WSUS server to another, but also includes a script to switch the modes of the server from replica to standalone mode.  Mark…

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Migrating WSUS to a new server without downloading all the updates

Mark Wilson I’ve spent the last day or so decommissioning my old domain controller, which also doubled up as a DNS, WINS, DHCP, print, RIS, anti-virus and WSUS server (okay… so a bit more than doubled up then!). Migrating Active Directory/DNS/WINS services was straightforward – it just involved setting up the new server, replicating the…

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Powershell update

Adrian Beasley has re-issued his Powershell articles. Executing a command line utility and waiting for it to finish now has an improvement from Jeffery Snover, no less Power Shell Installation has been updated for the RTM version Thanks to Adrian for his patience – we’ve had some challenges, people and technical getting the updates posted…

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Executing a Command Line Utility from PowerShell, and Waiting for it to Finish

(I am reissuing this article, to incorporate a suggestion from Jeffrey Snover, which makes the scriptlet even neater, and which suggestion is gratefully acknowledged. But more seriously, I also note a strange effect with the 64-bit version of PowerShell.) I occasionally need to execute a command line utility, which runs out of process, from within…

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Powershell Installation

By Adrian Beasley  Document Changes The original version of this article was based on PowerShell RC1. Since then RC2 and the final v1.0 have been released. As a consequence, the article had become inaccurate in a few details, which would certainly irritate anyone using it as a guide to the released product. Accordingly this version…

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Certificate Server Enterprise Edition and Smart Cards

The following article was kindly written by Adrian Beasley  GeneralI have recently installed Certificate Services on a Windows Server 2003 R2 Enterprise Edition machine, in order to make available version 2 certificate templates, which are configurable, and I have been investigating these, and the capabilities of smart cards. The following describes my experiences, not structured…

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How Easy is it to install Exchange 2007 UM?

I’ve been in contact with Paul Stringfellow for quite some time.  He comments on my blog regularly, sends me mails enthusing about technology, or a blog post, or just contacts me with some suggestions for postings.  I was really pleased when he mailed me telling me how easy he’d managed to get Exchange 2007 and Unified Messaging up and running in…

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Is it easy to install Exchange 2007 UM?

Paul Stringfellow   The answer is surprisingly so!!!   This document outlines our experiences in implementing Exchange 2007 UM in under a couple of hours, including a from-scratch build of Exchange 2007.   The Kit In Use: IBM X336 Server Ericsson Business Phone 128i PBX Dialogic 1000 Media Gateway   What we did: Exchange Server…

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Paul Stringfellow

Paul Stringfellow Communications Manager Gardner Systems Plc.   Paul is the communications manager and a senior solutions architect at Gardner Systems based in Liverpool, Paul’s other roles include business development both with clients and investigating and developing new vendor relationships.   Paul has worked in IT since 1993 since having gained a computing degree from…

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