WSUS Configuration on Windows XP Embedded

Posted on 2009-02-12
Last Modified: 2013-11-11

I have a bunch of  HP T5700 series Thin Client wich I want to configure for WSUS. The WSUS configuration is applied via GPO. I see the correct Settings in the registry of the client.

I am using Rob Dunn´s Update script. When starting the script I see Microsoft Windows Update for an Update server. The Update fails because Microsoft Windows Update is not reachable from the client.

Is there any setting overriding the setting I have set in: HKLM/SOFTWARE/Policies/microsoft/Windows/WindowsUpdate ?  
I am only expiriencing this issue on the ThinClient with XP embedded

Question by:TRITEC-kuen
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    Hi TRITEC-kuen,

    I would try to ping the WSUS server from the thin client, if it fails with the FQDN maybe try the IP. You may end up simply specifying the IP in the local policy of the thin client (e.g. IP in place of FQDN in WSUS policy)
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    After installing a diffrent Windows XP embedded image from HP, the problem has gone. I still got no luck in finding the setting wich causes this odd behaviour.


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    I just want to add, I had a similar issue w/ XPE.  I had to use IP, it would not work w/ FQDN for any XPE boxes (and we tried on 30 of them).  All our Workstations and Servers worked fine with FQDN via GPO.

    My next big question is... why won't my XPE machines update?  I am getting status for them, but we are setup such that we DO NOT have a repository on our WSUS server.  We want them to pull direct from the internet since they are remote offices.  I'm wondering in XPE if it behaves this way.  XP/2000 and 2003 work fine in this regard, but XPE appears not too....

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