How do I move the SUS content from one drive to other drive locally?

In this Article, I will explain how to move SUS content from one drive to other drive locally in simple steps.


1. Firstly, stop the following services from the Command Prompt;


Net Stop W3SVC [World Wide Web Publishing Service]

Net Stop WUSYNCSERVICE [Software Update Services Synchronization Service]


2. Copy Source Drive:\SUS\Content to Target Drive:\SUS\Content


3. Edit “C:\inetpub\wwwroot\autoupdate\dictionaries\settings.txt”


Change: CabPoolPath, SourceDrive:\SUS\content\cabs

To: CabPoolPath, TargetDrive:\SUS\content\cabs


4. Open Internet Information Services (IIS) Manager snap in from Administrative Tools – From Default Web Site, Right click to the following 3 virtual folders and select properties, & Change the “Local Path” setting to the Target Drive.






5. Re-start the 2 services, which we stopped in the first step.


6. Open SUS console and synchronize the content to make sure it works.




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3 thoughts on “How do I move the SUS content from one drive to other drive locally?

  1. This is definitely not working. What I tried to make sure it’s working, I renamed the old SUS content, but then I cannot even access the Susadmin site. When I restart IIS, I can access it, but then nothing is working. The error message Page cannot be displayed.

    When I look into the register, I see a bunch of values pointing to d:\sus\content (old location), also under HKLM\System\Controlset002\Services\W3SVC\Parameters\Virtual Roots.

    I’ve set everything back to its old location. If can you provide me a solution that’s working, please email me to:



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