I found this error opening the WSUS console today.
“One or more Update Service components could not be contacted. Check your server status and ensure that the Windows Server Update Service is running. Non-running services: WSUSService”
After some looking around, I found the solution for this issue here.
“The simple fix to this is to change which user account the service starts with to the Local System account. You can do this by right clicking the service in the services MMC snap-in and going to the Log On tab. After doing so, you should be able to open the WSUS Administration Console without any errors!”
Ever looked at WSUS Server and found out you were running out of space, or, for some reason had to move the WSUS updates to another drive?
Well, here’s how you can do it:
First you need to be a member of the local admin group for that server, and create the new WSUS content folder on the new destination.
Then, open a command line and type:
wsusutil.exe movecontent DestinationDrive:”New WSUS Content Folder” DestinationDrive:”CreateLogFile.log”
(The wsusutil.exe tool is usually located in WSUSInstallationDrive:Program FilesMicrosoft Windows Server Update ServicesTools)
If you don’t want to copy the Content Folder files just add the -skipcopy optional parameter.