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  • I have about 10 computers over a VPN that are not showing in WSUS. I have read that you can control the updates of those computers through WSUS however I cannot find the instructions on how to do that. Do anyone know how? Thanks for your time in advance.
    Monday, March 7, 2016 3:41 PM

Answers

  • Hi Keith_7,

    >I have about 10 computers over a VPN that are not showing in WSUS.

    Yes, we can use VPN to deploy remote clients to use internal WSUS server to update. However, we need to set up VPN connection first.

    We may check if the VPN connection is well, check if the remote clients can ping the internal WSUS server. If you use GPO to deploy remote clients, also check if the remote clients have applied the GPO from DC correctly via VPN connection. You may check the related WSUS client registry keys on clients, see following link for detailed information:

    https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc720464(v=ws.10).aspx

    >I cannot find the instructions on how to do that.

    As far as I'm concerned, the key point is to set up VPN connection correctly, enable the client could access the WSUS server stably.

    However, I would recommend to set up a downstream WSUS server for those remote clients, since it may easier to set up and configure.

    A related post for your reference:

    https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/windowsserver/en-US/4791a298-e0c6-49ba-b7cd-d09636780299/wsus-and-updates-via-vpn?forum=winserverwsus

    If you have other questions, feel free to ask.

    Best Regards,

    Anne


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    Tuesday, March 8, 2016 2:15 AM
  • The ping option worked just fine.  Moved it to the right gateway and it worked.
    Tuesday, March 29, 2016 7:47 PM

All replies

  • Hi Keith_7,

    >I have about 10 computers over a VPN that are not showing in WSUS.

    Yes, we can use VPN to deploy remote clients to use internal WSUS server to update. However, we need to set up VPN connection first.

    We may check if the VPN connection is well, check if the remote clients can ping the internal WSUS server. If you use GPO to deploy remote clients, also check if the remote clients have applied the GPO from DC correctly via VPN connection. You may check the related WSUS client registry keys on clients, see following link for detailed information:

    https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc720464(v=ws.10).aspx

    >I cannot find the instructions on how to do that.

    As far as I'm concerned, the key point is to set up VPN connection correctly, enable the client could access the WSUS server stably.

    However, I would recommend to set up a downstream WSUS server for those remote clients, since it may easier to set up and configure.

    A related post for your reference:

    https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/windowsserver/en-US/4791a298-e0c6-49ba-b7cd-d09636780299/wsus-and-updates-via-vpn?forum=winserverwsus

    If you have other questions, feel free to ask.

    Best Regards,

    Anne


    Please remember to mark the replies as answers if they help and unmark them if they provide no help. If you have feedback for TechNet Support, contact tnmff@microsoft.com.

    Tuesday, March 8, 2016 2:15 AM
  • The ping option worked just fine.  Moved it to the right gateway and it worked.
    Tuesday, March 29, 2016 7:47 PM