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wsus help

Hello I have a wsus server, and nee dto update a windows 200 box what changes do I need and where to the 2000 box to point to the internal wsus server. Also is there a way to point a browser to the box to get the updates. Thank you
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Those are actually fairly general questions, but I'll see what I can do.
"I need to update a windows 2000 box what changes do I need."
You have two options, both are in WSUS under Computer Options:
1. Use the Move computers task in Windows Server Update Services
2. Use Group Policy or registry settings on computers (the method I personally, use)

"where to the 2000 box to point to the internal wsus server"
When you use a GPO, you specifiy the address of the WSUS server and then the clients will automatically go to the WSUS server for updates instead of the microsoft updates site.

"Also is there a way to point a browser to the box to get the updates."
No, not directly. But once the GPO has applied you can run a command from the command prompt to force the detection process:
wuauclt.exe /detectnow

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zenworksbAuthor Commented:
we do not have active directory in our inviroment
zenworksbAuthor Commented:
what are teh registry settings?
"we do not have active directory in our inviroment"
Then clearly you cannot use option 2. You'll need use to use option 1 and edit the registry manually.

"what are teh registry settings?"
You'll need to use client-side targeting:

Follow "Configuring Automatic Updates by editing the registry":

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