troubleshooting Question

Can't get servers to connect to WSUS server via GPO or local policy

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We have one WSUS server on the domain (hostname = wsus001) running Windows Server 2003 and WSUS v 2.0.0.2620.  Since Day 1, clients haven't really been connecting to the server properly or at all.

I have a few servers connected to it but all through local policy.  I have specified a group name called Commerce, but when I enter the group name to "Enable Client side targeting", it never gets added to that group.  That is happening on 2 of the 5 servers that were able to connect to the WSUS server.  

For some other machines, I have tried using GPO to connect them to wsus001 and the Commerce group.  But none of them have ever been able to connect.  I created an OU in AD, moved several servers into that OU including the 5 servers mentioned above, and set my policies.  Here are the options set:

1. Configure Automatic Updates
2. Specify intranet Microsoft update service location
3. Enable client-side targeting
4. No auto-restart for scheduled Automatic Updated installations

Any ideas?
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