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I just recently setup a WSUS 3 sp1 server on our domain and made the necessary changes to group policy. It seems to be working for the most part, but...

1. It is not installing the updates automatically. When I go over to a users pc, it says the update are ready for install and the user has to go through the steps of installing and rebooting. I do not want them to have to do this and I made all of the nessary change in GP. Or so I thought.

2. How can I go to one of the users in WSUS and manually send an update down to them when ever I want. Such as one of the numerous MS critical updates that patches one of their numerous holes in their software.

3. The change membership option is greyed out when I click on one of the servers or computers in WSUS. How do I fix this??

Thanks, Scott...
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by:Maasdriel
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1. Q: The users where this occurs are these users administrator on the local system  ?

2. A: You can user the following article to force a manual update. This is not functionality from WSUS itself since the client initiates (group policy) the check not the WSUS server.
http://msmvps.com/blogs/athif/pages/66375.aspx

You could script this in combination with psexec to this remotely for example.

3. Not sure when this occours,  i'll have to look into this and see how this works in our WSUS server.
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by:smuth
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1. I just checked one of the users in question and he was just a debugging user, so that must be it. Thank you

2. Thanks for this. I just created the comand script and will test it out.

3. Let me know what you find out on this one as I think whatever is causing this problem, is probably causing some other problems with the updates as well.

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by:smuth
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After further checking, it looks like people with local admin rights are not having the updates install automatically either.
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by:Americom
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#3. I believe you probably have the "Enable Client-side targeting" turned on  in you WSUS GPO and the reson why it is greyed out.
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by:smuth
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It is not turned on. You are saying it should not be, correct?
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by:Americom
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correct. what about at the local policy of your WSUS server, is it turned on there?
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It is not configured there either
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