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  • Move WSUS server into new domain

    I have a need to move my existing WSUS server into a different domain (long story, don't ask). Does anyone know of a problem in doing this?

    Can I simply remove it from the current domain and join the new domain? I know I'll have to re-attach the workstations, but I'm trying to avoid a complete reload and re-cache of the machine if I can.

    FYI the new domain will be W2k3 R2 based.


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    Re: Move WSUS server into new domain

    I cant see any reason why but I have never done it before. I would:

    1. Ensure WSUS GPO's are set-up in the new domain.
    2. Remove all workstations from WSUS
    3. Remove from old domain, rename for new domain, and connect to new domain.
    4. Test, Test and Test again.

    Let us know if it works as it would be quite interesting to find out


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