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Getting Auto Update to work with Microsoft Software Update

Posted on 2003-12-10
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Well I am trying to get all our computers to get there Windows Update form our server which is using Microsoft Server Update Services (or from now on SUS).

For now I have bugit problem (ie boss will not give me the cash to do full upgrade for now).  So all logon's are done on server which is Windows NT 4 SBS.  The server with SUS on is Windows Server 2003, it just basicaly file server, due fact some computer have to use Windows 95 I can not start using AD.  Now most of the PC's are Windows 2000 or Windows XP Pro.  

Now I would like to get all the W2000 WXPPro PC not to get there updates over the Internet in stead from the SUS.  As I can not config systems with AD I have change the Registery settings, which just isn't working.

SUS (Windows 2003 server) is called masterfile1
To get access to admin web site for SUS it is http://masterfile1/SUSadmin/


On local PC the Registry setting are

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\WindowsUpdate]
"PingID"=hex:22,31,8f,d1,24,de,f8,4a,8b,35,29,75,c2,5d,2c,52
"AccountDomainSid"=hex:01,04,00,00,00,00,00,05,15,00,00,00,57,29,02,4c,8a,a7,\
  32,3f,16,c0,ea,00,32
"WUServer"="http://masterfile1"
"WUStatusServer"="http://masterfile1"

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\WindowsUpdate\AU]
"RescheduleWaitTime"=dword:00000003
"NoAutoRebootWithLoggedOnUsers"=dword:00000001
"AUOptions"=dword:00000003
"ScheduledInstallDay"=dword:00000000
"UseWUServer"=dword:00000001
"ScheduledInstallTime"="3"

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\WindowsUpdate\Auto Update]
"AUOptions"=dword:00000003
"AUState"=dword:00000002
"DetectionStartTime"="2003.12.09 08:50:47"
"LastWaitTimeout"="2003.12.10 08:57:31"

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\WindowsUpdate\AU]
"RescheduleWaitTime"=dword:00000003
"NoAutoRebootWithLoggedOnUsers"=dword:00000001
"AUOptions"=dword:00000003
"ScheduledInstallDay"=dword:00000000
"UseWUServer"=dword:00000001
"ScheduledInstallTime"="3"

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\WindowsUpdate\Auto Update]
"AUOptions"=dword:00000003
"AUState"=dword:00000002
"DetectionStartTime"="2003.12.09 08:50:47"
"LastWaitTimeout"="2003.12.10 08:57:31"


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Question by:davidhasbro
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Change two things:
Use the update server's FQDN instead of the host name, and add a trailing slash.
WUServer"="http://masterfile1.your.local.domain/"
WUStatusServer"="http://masterfile1.your.local.domain/"
Please note that if your users are users only (not local administrators), the updates will *only* install automatically if "AUOptions" is set to 4 (schedule download and install automatically). All other options require an admin to log on and approve the update.

These might be useful:
How to Configure Automatic Updates by Using Group Policy or Registry Settings
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=328010

SUSServer.com FAQ
http://www.susserver.com/FAQs/
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by:oBdA
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Oh, do I need to mention that you should use the IP address instead of the name, if you don't have a DNS server?
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by:davidhasbro
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Gosh that wasn't the answer but I was looking the wrong place, the answer is below of the regestory which need to be changed.

But with out http://www.susserver.com/ I wouldn't of been able to work this all out!

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate]
"WUServer"="http://masterfile1"
"WUStatusServer"="http://masterfile1"

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate\AU]
"AUOptions"=dword:00000004
"NoAutoRebootWithLoggedOnUsers"=dword:00000001
"NoAutoUpdate"=dword:00000000
"RescheduleWaitTime"=dword:00000001
"ScheduledInstallDay"=dword:00000000
"ScheduledInstallTime"=dword:00000017
"UseWUServer"=dword:00000001
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