WSUS - the setting 'Use GP or Reg settings on computers' defaults back to 'Use update services console'
Wednesday, July 01, 2009 9:47 AM
any ideas why in the options pane in WSUS (with SCE 2007) that when i select 'Use Group Policy or registry settings on computers' after 20 mins or so i can check back and it has automatically defaulted back to 'Use the Update Services console'??? Is this a glitch or am i doing something wrong?
Anyone had the same issue??
Thursday, July 02, 2009 8:43 AMModerator
The WSUS is not a stand-alone software on the SCE server. Instead, it is a built-in part of SCE 2007. The agents and Computer Groups will be handled by SCE 2007. So it will refuse the option 'Use Group Policy or registry settings on computers' on the WSUS console.
You need use the SCE console if you want to create or manage a computer group. Do not use the WSUS console.
Yog Li - MSFT
Thursday, July 02, 2009 9:16 AM
seems like MS havent really thought the whole package out properly if you ask me. will stick to wsus and other products instead of sce. much much easier.
- Marked As Answer by Aaron Holt Thursday, July 02, 2009 9:16 AM
Thursday, July 02, 2009 10:21 AMModerator
Sorry to hear that. I hope there are some improvements in SCE v2. To help Microsoft to improve SCE v2, could you share some more experience about using SCE 2007? For example, why you need the WSUS console and the option 'Use Group Policy or registry settings on computers'?
Thanks in advance.
Yog Li - MSFT
Tuesday, November 29, 2011 4:30 PM
I am having the same problem.
the "Use Updates Services console" is defaulted after about 30 min.
I have a fully functional WSUS server that works very well -it manages and deploys updates for its clients very well.
Update Services were installed as part of the evaluation version of SCE 2007 on my SCE 2007 server and it works terribly.
SCE finds my workstations but doesn't do anything else - no updates, no software deployment, no inventories . . . nada.
I want to maintain my standalone WSUS server to manage updates, but I need SCE2007 to manage software deployments, no need for updates to be managed by this server.
I arrived at troubleshooting the Windows Update Agent as a step while troubleshooting the SCE 2007 unknown software and update status issue in a related post here
No progress from here