Can't get servers to connect to WSUS server via GPO or local policy
Posted on 2007-07-30
We have one WSUS server on the domain (hostname = wsus001) running Windows Server 2003 and WSUS v 220.127.116.1120. 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