permissions for the network service account and wsus 3.0 sp1

Posted on 2008-11-06
Last Modified: 2012-05-05
Hello guys and thanks for your time and input.  
Here's my scenario and question:
On Wednesday around 4pm (est), I finished installing wsus 3.0 on a windows 2003 server.  In a short amount of time, about thirty pcs showed up in the admin console.  The next day, around 4pm, I had 139pcs.  I'll check tomorrow for more but is this normal or should these pcs be showing up faster.
I have the GPO set on our computers OU and have run gpupdate /force several times.
- These are cloned PCs so I'm not sure if the SID was reset so I'll check that tomorrow and let you know.
- My second question is after the install, and everything seemed to go smoothly,  should I have granted the Network Service Account full control of the C:\WINDOWS\Microsoft.NET\Framework on the wsus server.  I've read where that could prevent computers from showing up in the console.  Am I just being impatient or does it look like I have a problem.  Anyway, your input on this is greatly appreciated.
Question by:pendal1
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    I like to restart the PCs to make sure that everything has updated cleanly from the GPO, etc.
    You can run on the client machine "wuauclt /resetauthorization /detectnow" to force the windows update to kick off (give it 30mins or so, it can take some time).
    Also check the windowsupdate.log file in C:\windows\.

    Author Closing Comment

    I'm still not seeing all of the machines.  I have 158 in approximately a week and to me more should show up.  We have about 800 units in this building.  I'll try your recommendation on a few machines and see what happens.  Thanks for the time.
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    Another thought, if the original cloned image was already using WSUS, it stores an ID in the registry.
    I like to run the following batch file just before taking the image but you could try running it on any that are still not working:
    net stop wuauserv
    regsvr32 /u jscript.dll
    regsvr32 /u msxml3.dll
    regsvr32 /u atl.dll
    regsvr32 /u wuapi.dll
    regsvr32 /u wuaueng.dll
    regsvr32 /u wuaueng1.dll
    regsvr32 /u wucltui.dll
    regsvr32 /u wups.dll
    regsvr32 /u wuweb.dll
    rmdir /S c:\windows\SoftwareDistribution
    del c:\windows\windowsupdate.log
    regsvr32 jscript.dll
    regsvr32 msxml3.dll
    regsvr32 atl.dll
    regsvr32 wuapi.dll
    regsvr32 wuaueng.dll
    regsvr32 wuaueng1.dll
    regsvr32 wucltui.dll
    regsvr32 wups.dll
    regsvr32 wuweb.dll
    net start wuauserv
    wuauclt.exe /resetauthorization /detectnow

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