cannot see windows 8.1 machines in wsus console RRS feed

  • Question

  • I added a windows 8.1 updates and under computers, added a windows 8.1 group

    how do I populate this group with all my windows 8.1 machines on the domain? I do not see anywhere where to populate this

    any idea?


    Monday, November 24, 2014 7:49 PM


  • Hi Jon,

    We need to use Group Policy to configure the client to make them get updates from WSUS server.

    To redirect Automatic Updates to a WSUS server, please follow the steps below,

    1. In the Group Policy Object Editor, expand Computer Configuration, expand Administrative Templates, expand Windows Components, and then click Windows Update.
    2. In the details pane, click Specify Intranet Microsoft update service location.

    3. Click Enabled and type the HTTP(S) URL of the same WSUS server in the Set the intranet update service for detecting updates box and in the Set the intranet statistics server box. For example, type http(s)://servername in both boxes, where servername is the name of the server. If the port is not 80 for HTTP or 443 for HTTPS, you should add the port number: https://servername:portnumber.

    4. Click OK.

    Note: If you want to refresh Group Policy sooner, you can go to a command prompt on the client computer and type: gpupdate /force.

    For detailed information, please refer to the link below,

    Configure Clients Using Group Policy


    Best Regards.

    Steven Lee

    TechNet Community Support

    Tuesday, November 25, 2014 3:02 AM