How do I get WSUS 3.0 to work from start to finish

I have installed WSUS 3.0 and I am having some problems, First the WSUS does not see any of the computers on the domain. that is a problem. I need help. Maybe I did something wrong on the install or something so please help me from start tpo end thank you
explorer648Asked:
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boat_ankerCommented:
Best to get the info from the makers

Go here - http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc708519.aspx

and here - http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=71190


Sounds like your group policy isn't set right
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explorer648Author Commented:
This is nice but now that i have it installed I can not get it to see any of my computers. please help
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explorer648Author Commented:
Ok I have said this on multiple POSTS. I hate links. pointes will be awarded for clear and consise answers. links are very braud and very general.
Please be direct and to the point thak you
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DonNetwork AdministratorCommented:
Maybe if you looked at the link, you would see that it basically holds your hand. There is no need to copy/paste a very good guide here. Broad and general ??? It's a Step by Step guide.
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MightySWCommented:
Explorer, haven't you been banned yet?
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DonNetwork AdministratorCommented:
LOL
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explorer648Author Commented:
I did read the link and it was not very clear on a lot of things, like what or how to set up the workstation and such
I need my hand held all the way from fron to back thank you for your help in this manner
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DonNetwork AdministratorCommented:
Well if you cant get it set up correctly after following this guide, I'm afraid that nobody can help you.

Beginners Admin Guide  for  Windows Software Update Services




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MightySWCommented:
You are from Puyallup explorer?
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explorer648Author Commented:
hmm how did you know
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DonNetwork AdministratorCommented:
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sj_saravananCommented:
check attached file
WSUS-Installation.doc
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MightySWCommented:
Yeah, I know you.  
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explorer648Author Commented:
I am sorry that is still to complicated. Please make it easier. Please give me step by step holding my hand instructions
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DonNetwork AdministratorCommented:
Heres a Power Point Presentation, WSUS guide starts a third into it
www.sbslinks.com/WSUS/WSUS.ppt
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MightySWCommented:
Hi Explorer, it is our job on these forums to get you going.  The links that Dstew and SJ have posted are more than appropriate for your solution.  We also have jobs and we volunteer our time.  The time we have taken on this subject is adequate for you to continue on with your project.  Please use it as a tool to troubleshoot and ask questions.  We will more than happily lead you in the right direction (as the experts on this forum have done).  If you have any questions during the implementation about any issues that may arise then we will all be more than happy to assist.  

HTH
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explorer648Author Commented:
I am having more problems I do not know how to get the local machine to see the WSUS server
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DonNetwork AdministratorCommented:
Did you create the group policy to push out these settings?
if so you can check on the clients if they are getting it by running the command:
reg query "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate" /s
Then you may also want to run clientdiag.exe (on a client machine of course)
http://download.microsoft.com/download/9/7/6/976d1084-d2fd-45a1-8c27-a467c768d8ef/WSUS%20Client%20Diagnostic%20Tool.EXE 
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MightySWCommented:
This is going to be good.
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Plumas100Commented:
Also understand that WSUS doesn't "see" the clients. The clients check in with the WSUS server, and pull updates down on their own. This schedule and process is laid out through GPO settings.

Unfortunately... WSUS is not easy or reliable. It requires much hand holding to work well.

Good commands to know...

make sure your gpo is up to date:
gpupdate /force

Force a checkin:
wuauclt /detectnow

force a download:
wuauclt /downloadnow
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explorer648Author Commented:
OK when I run the DIAG here is the screen shot I get thank you
scren.bmp
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DonNetwork AdministratorCommented:
This indicates that since you are using the custom port of 8530 that you will also need to install selfupdate on port 80. To do this you go to your WSUS server.
open command prompt and type cd %ProgramFiles%\Update Services\setup and enter
then type cscript installselfupdateonport80.vbs and enter
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explorer648Author Commented:
Ok now we are cooking with grease, now the error is gone and here is what it looks like however no status as of yet. After looking at this printout does everything look to be in order??
thank you by the way dstewartjr that was a very very clear answer
screen1.bmp
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MightySWCommented:
Can you close this question and give Dstew all of the points now?
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DonNetwork AdministratorCommented:
If you type in a command prompt

wuauclt /detectnow then enter

wuauclt /reportnow then enter

The client should appear in the wsus console if it hasnt already
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