Client getting wrong WSUS server name


  • Hello,

    Since I migrated our WSUS server from 2003 to 2008 R2. All the clients are recorded on the new server, but I noticed after a few weeks that some of the clients did not communicate with the WSUS server any more.

    The cause is that the old server name is referenced on the client in the following keys:

    HKLM\SOFTWARE\Policies\Windows\WindowsUpdate\WUServer and HKLM\SOFTWARE\Policies\Windows\WindowsUpdate\WUStatusServer

    I looked in the DNS database, the reverse DNS database, the WINS, but found nothing related with the old server name.

    Does anyone have the solution to this problem ?


    miércoles, 23 de enero de 2013 17:05


  • Am 24.01.2013 schrieb YELLOWDOG:

    After running the gpresult /H command, I noticed indeed that the reference of the old server is in the GPRESULT, but if I edit the GPO applied to that machine the new server is correctly referenced.

    Do you have more then one DC in your AD? If yes, is Replication
    wokring without errors? In the Report you will see the Name of GPO, is
    this a actual GPO?

    I have about 15 different WSUS GPO and I believe that most of them are subject to the same phenomenon.  I controlled all of them and the new server is correctly referenced, but 80% of the workstations are pointing on the old server.

    15 GPOs for WSUS?


    jueves, 24 de enero de 2013 19:41

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