wsus help

Posted on 2006-04-20
Last Modified: 2010-04-13
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
Question by:zenworksb
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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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    we do not have active directory in our inviroment

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    what are teh registry settings?
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    "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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