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WSUS configuration question

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  • Hi,

    this may be a noob question, but why can't I carryout some actions on the Master/upsteam server that I can on my replica server? For example, I can't change computer membership on the primary server, but I can on the replica server?

    Is this due to some configuration change within my company or is this normal?

    Some details:

    We have 3 WSUS servers, 1 Master and 2 replica.

    The master is based in the US, a long with 1 replica, the other replica is in Europe. I have a feeling that our European servers point to the European WSUS server and our US based servers point to the US based WSUS server.

    I still don't understand why I can't change computer group membership on the master server?

    Thanks.


    • Edited by John808 Friday, September 27, 2013 2:58 PM
    Friday, September 27, 2013 2:52 PM

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  • why can't I carryout some actions on the Master/upsteam server that I can on my replica server?

    Because one is the upstream (master) server and the other is a replica server and they're not the same thing, therefore they don't have the same functions. :-)
    I can't change computer membership on the primary server, but I can on the replica server?
    Correct. Computer membership is a function of the *computer* that is reporting to the WSUS server. The replica server "owns" the computer records of its clients and that's where you manage those group memberships.

    Lawrence Garvin, M.S., MCITP:EA, MCDBA, MCSA
    SolarWinds Head Geek
    Microsoft MVP - Software Packaging, Deployment & Servicing (2005-2013)
    My MVP Profile: http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/profile/Lawrence.Garvin
    http://www.solarwinds.com/gotmicrosoft
    The views expressed on this post are mine and do not necessarily reflect the views of SolarWinds.

    • Marked as answer by John808 Monday, September 30, 2013 7:53 AM
    Friday, September 27, 2013 8:26 PM
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All replies

  • why can't I carryout some actions on the Master/upsteam server that I can on my replica server?

    Because one is the upstream (master) server and the other is a replica server and they're not the same thing, therefore they don't have the same functions. :-)
    I can't change computer membership on the primary server, but I can on the replica server?
    Correct. Computer membership is a function of the *computer* that is reporting to the WSUS server. The replica server "owns" the computer records of its clients and that's where you manage those group memberships.

    Lawrence Garvin, M.S., MCITP:EA, MCDBA, MCSA
    SolarWinds Head Geek
    Microsoft MVP - Software Packaging, Deployment & Servicing (2005-2013)
    My MVP Profile: http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/profile/Lawrence.Garvin
    http://www.solarwinds.com/gotmicrosoft
    The views expressed on this post are mine and do not necessarily reflect the views of SolarWinds.

    • Marked as answer by John808 Monday, September 30, 2013 7:53 AM
    Friday, September 27, 2013 8:26 PM
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  • Hi,

    Any update?

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    Monday, September 30, 2013 7:30 AM
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  • Thanks Lawrence, much appreciated.

    Monday, September 30, 2013 7:54 AM