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Hi I have several organisational units in which I would like to apply the WSUS Group Policy to.

When I apply the policy it doesnt work, but when I create a new policy that isnt linked to OU (underneath the default dc pol) it does work.

How can I fix this?
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Hi Dan:

A common mistake made when applying group policy is some folks try to link the policy to the Users and Computers folders.

Both of those folders are CN folders, not OU folders. GP will not work on CN folders. So, you have to link your GP settings onto an OU folder. To do so, right click under ADUC and select create a new OU. Drag your clients into these folders, then apply your policy.
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by:Dan560
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Let me explain my setup to you as I think I have done this.
In active diretory users and computers I have 4 OU's,
admins
customer
sales
support
Now I have created a gpo for customers, and configured the wsus policy, but this policy doesnt come in to affect with wsus, I mean for example I can add a option in gp to change the desktop background and it works for all users under customers, but it wont configure Windows update. I created a policy called windows update services by right clicking company.lan in group policy editor and then configuring windows update, this then seems to work which is great but it configures the policy for the whole domain.
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It sounds like you are being overridden by domain policy:

Domain policy will override the OU. Are you sure you don't have a domain policy configured for WSUS. When you configured the site policy, it overrode the domain policy. So, the site policy worked but the OU policy didn't becase of the domain policy. You might look at GPMC to see what the settings are for your default domain policy.

POLICY INHERETENCE:
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc739343.aspx
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