WSUS 3.0 Bizzare Behavior
Posted on 2007-07-30
I recently upgraded to WSUS 3.0 from a previous version about a month ago (I don't remember what version). Every thing seemed to be OK, all the PCs appaered to tranfer into the new version. Then we strted replacing all of our desktop PCs about two weeks ago. So far I have replaced 120. The strange thing is that the new PCs do not all show up in WSUS. The first PC I added to the network shows up and the a rotationg list of a second PC shows up. For example the first new PC that I added to the network is named EEC-WKS-BOS-001 which shows up in WSUS at all times. Then a second PC will show up, for example EEC-WKS-BOS-070. Then and hour later EEC-WKS-BOS-001 and EEC-WKS-BOS-052 will show up. An hour later EEC-WKS-BOS-002 and yet another PC will show up but never more than two at a time.
My workstations are all Dell Optiplex 745s and I am running WIN XP SP2. I used Ghost / SYSPREP to distribute the PCs. I am using the same image that I used on the previously leased PCs (which worked fine in WSUS). I am having the PCs join WSUS via a group policy. If I run RSOP it shows that the policy is applying itself to the PCs and the Automatic Updates is greyed out in control pannel as it should be. I am displayiong "Any" under the Computeres catagory in WSUS so it is not a view issue. I tried ininstalling WSUS. I uninstalled, deleted the folders it left behind and re-booted and re-installed. Same problem exists, WSUS still only displays 2 at a time. I see all my original PCs, the ones that have not been replaced by the new PCs and I see all my original laptops and servers but only two of the new PCs. we are an OU which is part of a larger domain. The policy is set at the OU level. I have made sure that all the PCs have been moved into the workstaion group under our OU.
Setting State GPO Name
Configure Automatic Updates Enabled EEC-Default
Specify intranet Microsoft update service location Enabled EEC-Default
Enable client-side targeting Enabled EEC-Default
Reschedule Automatic Updates scheduled installations Enabled EEC-Default
No auto-restart for scheduled Automatic Updates installations Enabled EEC-Default
Automatic Updates detection frequency Enabled EEC-Default
Allow Automatic Updates immediate installation Enabled EEC-Default
Delay Restart for scheduled installations Enabled EEC-Default
Re-prompt for restart with scheduled installations Enabled EEC-Default
Any help would be greatly appreciated.