This is the simplistic process of moving the db and files for WSUS to a new drive or folder.

Move content

Using the command prompt, run the following

%WSUS_Installation_Drive%:\Program Files\Microsoft Windows Server update Services\Tools\WSUSUtil.exe movecontent <NewPath> <LogFile>
Example: WSUSUtil.exe movecontent D:\New_WSUS_Folder D:\MoveWSUS.log

Move the database

Running Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio Express

  • connect to the the Database Engine using \\.\pipe\MSSQL$MICROSOFT##SSEE\sql\query as the server and use Windows Authentication
  • select the SUSDB database and detach it dropping any connections
  • move the SUSDB.mdf and SUSDB.ldf files to a new location using Windows Explorer
  • using SSMSE, attache the database (right-click on Databases, select attach)

*If you have trouble connecting to SQL, see this forum chain:





WSUS database and content migration