How To Move WSUS Content Folder to A Different Location

What to do when the volume that host WSUS content folder gets out of storage? The easiest way is to move the content folder to a new location, whether it’s a new storage volume on the same server or a shared folder on another different server. And the tool WsusUtil.exe that comes with WSUS has this feature built right in.

Open Command Prompt window, navigate to the following folder:

C:\Program Files\Update Services\Tools

And run the following command.

WsusUtil MoveContent new_location move_log

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If you already copied the content folder you can use the SkipCopy switch to bypass the copying process.

The relocation process could take a while to finish but once it’s done, it’s all set and you can go ahead remove the old content folder.

2 thoughts on “How To Move WSUS Content Folder to A Different Location

  1. doesn’t work because you can’t login to the database directly. You will get error:

    Content move failed. Please refer to the log file for more details.
    Fatal Error: Cannot open database “SUSDB” requested by the login. The login failed.

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