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How do I get WSUS to sync with clients?

Hi Everyone,

I'm at a loss. I have installed WSUS 3.0 on Windows Server 2003 64-bit. I have been receiving downloaded updates on the WSUS server. I have computers in my WSUS computer group. I have approved updates. I have gone through the instructions of setting up group policy on the domain with the wuau admin template. I have run the group policy modeling wizard to make sure that the policy is approved and clients are in the list to be approved. However, I'm still not seeing any updates being pushed out to clients. Actually none. I'm a little gray on the specifying server the clients should use since when I try to do an http://local/wsus nothing shows up. I didn't think that this was needed in WSUS 3.0 Do I need to create the wsus website manually? Can I enter the ip address of the server to specify the intranet server?

Thanks for your help
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authen-techCommented:
This seems basic, but go through the site here and double check your settings.  http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc708612.aspx

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cireduranAuthor Commented:
Hi authen-tech,

I have followed this instructions specifically. Is there anything I can do to troubleshoot?
Thanks!
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deroodeSystems AdministratorCommented:
In your grouppolicy specify the wsus server as the server providing updates and for reporting; Use the following syntax:
http://full.dns.name.of.wsus/

Furthermore, check if you can reach the above adress from a browser. It should give a message about a website not being configured, which shows that ISS is running there.
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cireduranAuthor Commented:
Hi deroode,

Yes the full dns name is there for the wsus server. When I put in the address it gives me an under construction page of IIS. What else can I do?
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deroodeSystems AdministratorCommented:
Check out c:\windows\windowsupdate.log to see if there are any errors. Preferably, delete the log file and start over with a clean one (first stop the windows update service)

You can trigger an update in a dos box by entering:
wuauclt /updatenow
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DonNetwork AdministratorCommented:
Download and run wsus  clientdiag on any of the clients and post the results.
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deroodeSystems AdministratorCommented:
I have solved Wsus issues in the past by connecting to the Microsoft update service through IE. Also the following page lists a way to fix Wsus on imaged machines:

http://www.wsus.info/forums/index.php?showtopic=11933

Also make sure Wsus SP1 is installed:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/954960
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DonNetwork AdministratorCommented:
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cireduranAuthor Commented:
hmm...well I ran the client diagnostic tool and it said it passed everything. I went to the wsus server to reapprove updates to be pushed but I'm still not seeing it on the client side.
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DonNetwork AdministratorCommented:
Try this, save as fixwsus.bat and run on client machines.

:BUILD_REG_FILE
ECHO Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00>                                       %TEMP%\FIXWSUS.REG
ECHO.>>                                                                          %TEMP%\FIXWSUS.REG
ECHO [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate]>>    %TEMP%\FIXWSUS.REG
ECHO "AccountDomainSid"=->>                                                     %TEMP%\FIXWSUS.REG
ECHO "PingID"=->>                                                               %TEMP%\FIXWSUS.REG
ECHO "SusClientId"=->>                                                          %TEMP%\FIXWSUS.REG
 
:PROCESS
ECHO Attempting to fix \\%computername%:
CMD /C NET STOP "Automatic Updates" /Y
CMD /C NET STOP "Background Intelligent Transfer Service" /Y
CMD /C COPY %TEMP%\FIXWSUS.REG \\%computername%\C$\FIXWSUS.REG
CMD /C REGEDt32 /S C:\FIXWSUS.REG
CMD /C IF EXIST \\%computername%\C$\FIXWSUS.REG DEL \\%computername%\C$\FIXWSUS.REG
CMD /C REGSVR32 /s /u WUAPI.DLL    & REGSVR32 /s WUAPI.DLL
CMD /C REGSVR32 /s /u WUAUENG.DLL  & REGSVR32 /s WUAUENG.DLL
CMD /C REGSVR32 /s /u WUAUENG1.DLL & REGSVR32 /s WUAUENG1.DLL
CMD /C REGSVR32 /s /u ATL.DLL      & REGSVR32 /s ATL.DLL
CMD /C REGSVR32 /s /u WUCLTUI.DLL  & REGSVR32 /s WUCLTUI.DLL
CMD /C REGSVR32 /s /u WUPS.DLL     & REGSVR32 /s WUPS.DLL
CMD /C REGSVR32 /s /u WUPS2.DLL    & REGSVR32 /s WUPS2.DLL
CMD /C REGSVR32 /s /u WUWEB.DLL    & REGSVR32 /s WUWEB.DLL
CMD /C RMDIR /S /Q %WINDIR%\SoftwareDistribution 
CMD /C MD %WINDIR%\system32\WUTEMP
CMD /C START /WAIT \\YOURserver1\patches\patch.exe /norestart /quiet /wuforce
CMD /C START /WAIT \\YOURserver1\patches\patch2.exe /norestart /quiet
CMD /C NET START "Background Intelligent Transfer Service" /Y
CMD /C NET START "Automatic Updates" /Y
CMD /C wuauclt /clearlog|
cmd /c wuauclt.exe /resetauthorization /detectnow

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cireduranAuthor Commented:
I have not been able to resolve the issue I will post a new question with the wsus log file.
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