While Exporting WSUS to a disconnected network server, the following error is logged in the the import log file;
“<ImportError Message=”The metadata format is incorrect” /></ImportLog>”
The import was not succesfull and eventually, export fails.
WSUS Admin wants to modify the metadata so that the downsteram WSUS Admin should not be able to see the Un-Approved Updates and so he plays with Package.xml file.
Looks like he is modifying the meta data. This is logged from Package.XML”
<!– edited with XMLSPY v5 rel. 3 U (http://www.xmlspy.com) by Christophe Michel (Thales Security Systems) –> “
And, obivously the import – export fails.
That was right. The user (WSUS Admin) says, “it will work if i don’t touch both files. The reason why i modified the two files is that i want to import only appoved metadata in order to downstreamed administrator can’t check metadata not approved bu the first online WSUS server.”
Moraly of the story: Do not play with the XML file to modify the meta data. That is not supported.