Wednesday, May 23, 2012 7:50 PM
There is something wrong with WSUS and I can't figure it out!
I am running WSUS on an SBS2011 server. (Because WSUS has been activated, update on SBS2011 is not active.) Only one workstation out of ten was listed in WSUS. After uninstalling and reinstalling, the only computer listed in WSUS is the server.
I set up GPO and run gpudate (and waited overnight), but no progress.
Obviously, I've done something basic wrong, but I cannot figure it out. Can someone help me figure this out?
Thursday, May 24, 2012 7:32 AMModerator
> Only one workstation out of ten was listed in WSUS. After uninstalling and reinstalling, the only computer
> listed in WSUS is the server.
So do you mean you have 10 workstations but only one displayed in WSUS computer list?
> I set up GPO and run gpudate (and waited overnight), but no progress.
What group policy settings have you defined?
You must configure client computers to contact the WSUS server before you can manage them from that server. Until you perform this task, your WSUS server will not recognize your client computers, and they will not be displayed in the list on the Computers page.
Note: If a client computer is set up by using an image, the client computer might not display in the WSUS Administration Console, or it might display, but not correctly report update data. This issue occurs because the imaged client computer has a duplicate SusClientID value in the registry. To resolve this problem, you must clear the SusClientID and SusClientIDValidation registry values.
For more information please refer to following MS articles:
Manage WSUS client computers
Managing the Computer Groups
Update and Configure the Automatic Updates Client Computer
TechNet Community Support
Thursday, May 24, 2012 8:33 AMRead this guide and see if it helps http://www.vkernel.ro/blog/configure-wsus-to-deploy-updates-using-group-policy
Adrian Costea - MCP, MCTS, MCSA 2003, MCITP: Windows 7
My Blog: www.vkernel.ro/blog
Wednesday, May 30, 2012 1:25 AMModerator
I would like to confirm what is the current situation? Have you resolved the problem?
If there is anything that we can do for you, please do not hesitate to let us know, and we will be happy to help.
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- Marked As Answer by MicahS Wednesday, May 30, 2012 2:06 AM
Wednesday, May 30, 2012 2:05 AM
Thanks for checking in and for your help.
Yes, I have solved the problem.
Wednesday, May 30, 2012 8:52 AMModerator
Wednesday, May 30, 2012 4:24 PM
I am sorry, I should have thought to post the resolution.
I did two things, one of which was crucial and the other of which may also have been necessary.
The first, I am embarrased to admit. I was setting Group Policies to force participation in WSUS, but I did not set GP as the method to assign computers to update groups (WSUS, Options, Computers).
Second, I was setting up my Group Policy correctly, I think, but I am not completely sure that I had it set up in the right section of GPM. It should be in My Business, Computers, SBS Computers, and then an appropriate entry for each OS (or whatever other you might divide your groups into).
- Marked As Answer by MicahS Wednesday, May 30, 2012 4:25 PM