Computers not updating from wsus

Follow the same steps like before until you reach Enable client-side targeting. Your GP Management console should look like this by now: We are done configuring, it’s time to test.

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Here is my Windows XP systemand here is my Windows 7 system There are situation when clients don’t appear in WSUS after the policy is applied (especially on XP systems), and in most cases all you have to do is have patience.An update to WSUS 3.0 SP2 on Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows Server 2008 (both x64 and x86) seems to break Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) and/or Internet Information Services (IIS) making clients unable to update via WSUS showing error 0x80072EE2.To me, the subversive update number is not clear yet.I created this step-by-step guide for those people that don’t understand or want to know how to configure WSUS to deploy updates using Group Policy.The process is very simple, but very efficient for a large and even a small network.

To understand what I’m talking about, think of a network of 300 PCs, maybe that network is already in your company; you deployed a WSUS server but clients still go to Microsoft for updates, and you want to point them to your WSUS Server.

Off course is an ugly job to do this manually for 300 clients, but this is where Group Policy comes in.

All you have to do is make a some configuration settings in WSUS, create a new GPO (Group Policy Object), configure that GPO, and attach it to an OU (Organizational Unit) in AD. First let’s configure WSUS settings; open your WSUS console, go to Options and click Computers. The main purpose of groups in WSUS are to organize computers. To create some groups right-click on All Computers an choose Add Computer Group.

This is where we tell WSUS how computers are added to groups. The default option is to add those computers manually, but we don’t want that, so choose the second option Use Group Policy or registry setting on computers. I’m going to create two groups here, one will be Group Policy Management. As you can see we have a lot of options here to configure Windows updates, but I’m going to configure just some of them, the rest I’ll live it to you. You remember on WSUS those two groups that we created (XP Computers and 7 Computers), now is time to use one of them.

Here we need to create two GPO, one for the Windows XP computers and another one for Windows 7 computers. Open Configure Automatic Updates, select Enable and under Options choose the way updates are going to be installed on clients.. In the Target group name for this computer type XP Computers, click OK, and close the Group Policy Management Editor.

Right click the OU where your Windows XP computers reside and choose Create a group policy in this domain, and link it here. Port is optional, and use it only if your WSUS site is installed on a different port (8530). We still need to configure updates for the Windows 7 systems, so create a new GPO on the Windows 7 OU.