Using a Shared WSUS Database for Multiple SUPs in SCCM


Overview

  • In this video guide, we will be covering how to use a shared WSUS database for multiple software update points in SCCM. Using a shared WSUS Database is generally considered a best practice in well-connected scenarios since this offloads the vast majority of network impact if a client were to switch SUPs in SCCM.

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Commands and Notes:

  • Powershell command to see WSUS installed role services: Get-WindowsFeature -Name UpdateServices*
  • Powershell command to remove WSUS WidDB: Remove-WindowsFeature -Name UpdateServices-WidDB
  • Powershell command to install WSUS SQL Database Connectivity: Install-WindowsFeature -Name UpdateServices-DB
  • WsusUtil command: WsusUtil.exe postinstall SQL_INSTANCE_NAME="SCUP.CONTOSO.LOCAL" CONTENT_DIR="\\SCCM3-DPMPSUP-1.CONTOSO.LOCAL\WSUS"
    • SQL_INSTANCE_NAME and CONTENT_DIR should be changed to for your environment details

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