How to move a patch store location on a distribution server?

Description

This document provides steps required to move a patch store location on a distribution server.

Steps

To move a patch store location on a distribution server, follow the steps given below:

Note: It is recommended to configure the patch store on the same computer where the Distribution Server is installed.

  1. Open Command Prompt and Run as administrator, on the computer where the Distribution Server is installed.
  2. Navigate to the Distribution server location, <DS_INSTALL_DIR>\Scripts\
  3. Execute the command "wscript changepath.vbs patchstore <new path>" the new path indicates the new patch store location.
  4. Copy all the files available from the <DS_INSTALL_DIR>\replication\store\ to new patch store location.

You have successfully changed the patch store location on the Distribution Server. So that all the patch related data replicated from the central server will be located in the new patch store location.