How to configure network path for WSUS content directory

John Lenz 1,721 Reputation points

WSUS - Server2012R2 std (Hyper-V)

I got through WSUS role installation with a SQLServer db. I now fail on content directory.

I want to use a shared network drive (n:\LONGNT\WSUS_Content) but it fails with "does not exist"

How do I make the path correct? It is on server \Long2012\LongNT\WSUS_Content

Last step in rebuild

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  1. Adam J. Marshall 8,886 Reputation points MVP
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  2. Tristan McCosker 1 Reputation point

    Hi John,

    Have you tried entering the full network path you included in your question: \Long2012\LongNT\WSUS_Content

    If it doesn't work through the Windows GUI, you might need to complete the installation with a local content store and then follow the steps below to move the content store using wsusutil.exe:

    So once you've completed the post-install setup, run the below:
    cd "C:\Program Files\Update Services\Tools"
    wsusutil.exe movecontent \Long2012\LongNT\WSUS_Content \Long2012\LongNT\WSUS_Content\move.log -skipcopy

    This should mean that any downloaded files end up in your network share.

    While this might work you are probably better off storing the files locally on the WSUS server or pulling them directly from Microsoft Update without caching, as this is how MS intended WSUS to be used.

    Kind regards,

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  3. Amandayou-MSFT 11,051 Reputation points


    Just checking in to see if there is any update. May we know the current status of the question? If there is any other assistance we can provide, please feel free to let us know, we will do our best to help you.

    Thanks and regards,

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