Why isn't this working?


  • Hi,

    I am trying to help a customer out with their Windows Updates. Basically only the server and one PC has internet access and so they have never run any updates on any of the pc's. I want to set up a WSUS server on their network to provide all the updates the pc's require.

    They have one Windows 2008 SBS server which I guess was not installed fully because it is not running Active Directory and is in a work group of its own. I didn't install this server!!!!

    I have installed and configured WSUS 3 on the server and tried to set up the one PC with Internet access to use it via gpedit but while all looks okay, the PC is not showing up in the console and the PC is not getting any updates.

    I tried running the client diag app and it worked but still did not shop up so I played with the PC and when I last tried it did not work. When I try and run the server diag app it just crashes with out running.

    Can anyone help?



    quarta-feira, 13 de novembro de 2013 17:03

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  • First of all it seems that the SBS server is not acting well and you have to make sure that everything is working well there..

    About your WSUS, did you synchronized it with Microsoft update server and checked that it retrieved the updates

    And make sure that you changed the client group policy to take the updates from your WSUS:

    gpedit.msc --> Computer Configuration --> Administrative Templates --> Windows Components --> Windows Update:

    1. Configure Automatic Update

    2. Specify internet Microsoft update service location (example: http://yourwsusservername)

    and you have to make sure that your DNS environment is working well.

    Hope this helps you


    quarta-feira, 13 de novembro de 2013 17:19
  • Hi,

    Yes the server did synchronise with the microsoft server correctly.

    I did the setup on the client using gpedit.msc .

    I can ping the servername from the PC so it can resolve the server name, the only bit I was not sure about on this was whether to add the port number to the end of the http://servername line.


    quarta-feira, 13 de novembro de 2013 17:24
  • no you don't have to add port number at the end of your link

    but please take a look at the following links:

    Configure Computer Groups:

    Approve and Deploy WSUS updates:

    And then everything must working well.


    quarta-feira, 13 de novembro de 2013 17:42
  • I have looked at the links you attached but this has not helped. Normally when I have set up WSUS the computers are displayed in the unassinged computers field but in this case there are no computers to see at all.

    I have set up my approval schema for this but with no PC's present how do i apply it?


    quinta-feira, 14 de novembro de 2013 13:09
  • Hello alamb200,

    Can you go to one of your client computer and copy us the part of WindowsUpdate.log fil that may be updated doing this :

    1. Record system time.
    2. Perform a wuauclt /detectnow command line and wait for 30 minutes to copy log file.

    This will help to troubleshoot.



    • Sugerido como Resposta Brice Pradel segunda-feira, 18 de novembro de 2013 10:33
    quinta-feira, 14 de novembro de 2013 14:08
  • Hi,

    Any update? If you need further help, please post windowsupdate log for analysis.


    Yan Li

    Regards, Yan Li

    segunda-feira, 18 de novembro de 2013 06:55
  • Hi,

    I decided to give up on this. With the set up of the server being so wierd I thought that it could be having an affect on the functionality.

    Thanks for your help with this.


    segunda-feira, 18 de novembro de 2013 10:02