How to change the location where WSUS stores updates locally

You might run into this some time so good to know.

How to change the location where WSUS stores updates on your server.

  1. At the command prompt, navigate to the directory that contains WSUSutil.exe. (Default is: C:\Program Files\Update Services\Tools)
  2. Type the following: wsusutil.exe movecontent D:\WSUS\ D:\WSUSMove.log

In this example, D:\WSUS is the new path for local WSUS update storage and D:\WSUSMove.log is the path to the log file.

The destination folder where update files are moved to must be on an NTFS partition. The content move tool will not try to copy update files if they already exist in the destination folder. WSUSutil.exe sets the same permissions on the destination folder that were set on the original folder.

Additional Parameter
  Indicates that only the server configuration should be changed, and that the content files should not be copied.