Change downstream server update source

David Zemdegs 1,586 Reputation points

We have a standalone WSUS server acting as a downstream server (not SCCM). The update source is pointing to 'Server1'. I tried to change the update source to 'server2' but it keeps on failing and reverting to 'server1'. I also tried the config wizard and that failed. How do you change the update source server on an existing downstream server please?
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  1. AllenLiu-MSFT 41,136 Reputation points Microsoft Vendor

    Hi, @David Zemdegs

    Thank you for posting in Microsoft Q&A forum.

    After change the update source from server1 to server2, have you performed a synchronization?

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  2. Adam J. Marshall 8,886 Reputation points MVP


    Options > Update Source > Change to Synchronize with Microsoft Update. Click OK.
    Options > Update Source > Change to Synchronize with another Windows Server Update Services server. Enter in the server name (http://server.domain.local or https://server.domain.local) and port number (8530 or 80 for HTTP and 8531 or 443 for HTTPS). If using SSL on the upstream server (hint - you should -, ensure the "Use SSL..." box is checked. If you want this to be a replica of the upstream server select that box. Click OK.

    Essentially you're toggling the update source but to a new source server.