Windows Software Update Server

Posted on 2007-08-03
Last Modified: 2010-03-17
Any one familiar with configuring a WINXP PC connected to the Windows Software Update Server in an non-active directory environment?  I follow the article in kb328010 and do the appropiate registry change.  It does not work.
Question by:search5354
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    So can you logon to WSUS Ok?  If so you'll need to configure the Windows XP WorkStation Using GPEdit.msc
    Click Start
    Click Run
    Type GPEdit.msc
    Click OK
    Expand Computer Configuration
    Expand Administrative Templates
    Expand Windows Components
    Select Windows Update

    Setup the GPO to point to your WSUS Server etc..

    You may also want to check out the forum very helpful when setting up WSUS.


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    Assuming I do this steps in one winxp pc and it works.  How am I going to do this for 500+ PCs?  Do I just go to my domain and create a group in an OU and setup a policy there?

    Still want to know why the registry way did not work.

    But thanks.  That helps a lot.
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    Hi search5354

    Because this is a Computer Configuration, it needs to be associated to you Computers OU, but yes this is the normal scenario.

    The registry method should work still because all it's doing is creating the same keys as the GroupPolicy sets.  When you make a change check the C:\Windows\WindowsUpdate.log it should tell you which server its connecting to.

    Hope that helps.


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