WSUS console don't visible few workstations... RRS feed

  • Question

  • Few minutes show in console after execute this commands:

    net stop wuauserv
    del "C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution\*.*" /F /Q
    net start wuauserv

    wuauclt.exe /resetauthorization
    wuauclt.exe /r /detectnow
    wuauclt.exe /reportnow

    Then it is invisible workstation is WSUS console. Can't found! Few computers is visible, but more don't visible!

    Where is error?


    Thursday, April 25, 2019 9:12 PM

All replies

  • Do you use cloning/imaging? Maybe a few of these computers were cloned. So then they will have the same SUSClientID. And every time one machine connects to WSUS it kicks another one with the same ID. Although both machines would still pull updates normally. This is just a visual issue.

    To reset and generate new unique SUSClientID you can run this on all machines having this problem (this is a cmd file i usually run once after cloning a machine):

    @Echo off
    net stop wuauserv
    net stop bits
    reg delete "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\WindowsUpdate" /v SusClientId /f
    net start wuauserv
    wuauclt.exe /resetauthorization /detectnow         

    • Edited by wrootw Thursday, April 25, 2019 9:41 PM typo
    Thursday, April 25, 2019 9:41 PM
  • Hi,

    There is a great possibility that SUSClientID is duplicated. 
    In addition to this, there may be other reasons. The following two articles describe the troubleshooting steps for such failures, please try to check:

    Reply back with the results would be happy to help.


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    Friday, April 26, 2019 2:27 AM
  • As others have said, it's most likely the SUSClientID that's been duplicated. Here's the fix, and the explanation of WHY.


    Adam Marshall, MCSE: Security
    Microsoft MVP - Windows and Devices for IT

    Sunday, April 28, 2019 4:46 PM