WSUS Export Import: Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) FAQ Continued – II

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.


Trivia:


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”
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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.


Previous FAQ’s;


http://msmvps.com/athif/archive/2005/08/17/63110.aspx


http://msmvps.com/athif/archive/2005/08/30/64594.aspx

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