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WSUS: Client settings Questions

After going through the previously answered questions - I think I found the problem, but I had a question about the stated solution....

I have a WSUS Server running on Windows 2000 Server w/ XP Clients.  We didn't want to use GP - so I made the setting changes to the local group policy on my test computers.  Only 1 computer would be shown in the WSUS console at a time.  After checking the settings in the following registry key -
The settings for my 2 test computers were the same.  

My question is....
This is because the systems are imaged and this is an setting that is carried over?  Even if I find a way to run the WSUS settings through a GP of AD do I still need to run a script to remove these registry keys.  

Has anyone successfully ran a script to remove these keys and rolled out the group policy?  And then everything in WSUS starts working?
Any feedback is appreciated.
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trbosolAuthor Commented:
The gpo would set the same registry keys, I don't think this will change anything.
I am not sure if the cloning has anything to do with your problem, might be. What I would try is: connect the missing client to the internet and do a manual update using internet explorer's "windows update". Then your client component of the update software gets updated, too and that might resolve problems.
Look at my problem here, could be interesting as well: http://www.experts-exchange.com/Security/Win_Security/Q_21649360.html
To rule out cloning problems, you should use sysprep.exe on the system that does not report. Sysprep can be found on the setup-cd inside deploy.cab.
trbosolAuthor Commented:
Batch file worked - thank you so much!

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