What is wuau.adm

In either Local Group Policy ,or, Domain GPOs

Computer Configurations > Administrative Templates > Window Components > 
Window Updates > on the right panels , there are a collection of policies like " configure automatic updates " , " specify intranet Microsoft update service location"   etc .....

When we Right Click on Administrative Templates , we can add/remove template > we can add "wuau.adm " .....

"WUAU.ADM " is referred to "Window Updates " (under Window Component ) , or ,  one of the  Policies on the right panel of the Window Update ???

What is WUAU.ADM refer to  ???
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B HCommented:
it refers to a group on the left, which brings settings on the right side.

this controls at a management level, how your computer(s) get windows updates
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snusgubbenCommented:
It's a Group Policy template regarding Windows Update. If you don't use it the computers gets their updates from Microsoft update server over Internet (default).

If you have a WSUS server you can use the wuau.adm to configure your client to get updates from your local WSUS.
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DonNetwork AdministratorCommented:
Here's a great explanation of all the settings in the WUau.adm
 
http://web.archive.org/web/20080505072038/http://www.vbshf.com/vbshf/wsus/wsus_faq.htm 
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kcnAuthor Commented:
Snus ..

I thought wuau22.msi is the client software that used to download from WSUS ??? Without wuau22.msi on the workstation  , the workstation will direct download from Microsoft website instead of WSUS Server ???

Please advise ...
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snusgubbenCommented:
You create a GPO ie. "GPO_WSUS", based on the wuau template. You link the created GPO to an OU containing computer objects. Then these computers will get the settings configured in the GPO.

You don't have to install anything on the clients to make it work.

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc708536(WS.10).aspx
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DonNetwork AdministratorCommented:
wuau22.msi is old (SUS) not (WSUS)
 
Here's a step by step guide with image captures on setting up WSUS
 
http://blogs.microsoft.co.il/blogs/yanivf/archive/2007/09/23/install-wsus-3-0-step-by-step.aspx 
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kcnAuthor Commented:
Thanks for all the answers and comments  but I think I back to my original question . I like to know if without wuau.adm ( if we never add this wuau.adm from administrative Template  ) what will happen ??

From Computer Configuration > Administrative Template > Computer Component > Window Update
If WITHOUT adding wuau.adm from  the Administrative Template , would "Window Update" appear under "computer Component " node .

In the other words , once we expand "computer component" node , we can see "window update " , if without wuau.adm , would this "window update" appear after expand "computer component" node ???
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snusgubbenCommented:
I belive you will see the Windows Update node if you don't load the template, but if I remember correct you will only have 4-5 options to configure.

I'm not sure why this is an issue, as if you have a domain and wishes to configure your clients Windows Update settings you configure the settings in a GPO and the clients will write the settings to their HKLM hive.
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DonNetwork AdministratorCommented:
My question is what difference does it make ?
 
If your not gonna use the settings that it provides, it wont matter whether its there or not. Why would you not take advantage of these settings?
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DonNetwork AdministratorCommented:
Also this is easy enough to add the wuau.adm and look at your settings/ then remove and look at the settings again.
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kcnAuthor Commented:
I tried on 3 computers ( Domain Controller ), there are 2 DCs only appears 4 settings :-
1) Configure automatiic updates
2)Specify intranet microsoft update service location
3) reschedule automatic update schedule installation
4) No auto-restart for schedule automatic update installation

Even after re-add the wuau.adm from the system , still see 4 settings only

the other DC has about 11 settings .

How to solve this problem ?? I believe is due to wuau.adm ???  Please help ....
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DonNetwork AdministratorCommented:
Apply wuau.adm to your whole domain and be done with it


http://support.microsoft.com/kb/328010
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kcnAuthor Commented:
dst...

are you saying that add the wuau.adm on "default domain group policy "  instead of add it on other new policy ???

what I did is select OU that contain computer accounts > OU Properties >edit new GPOs (named as "update" ) and from this new GPO add wuau.adm (  I never use GPMC) ...

If what I did is wrong , please provide the correct steps to do that ....

Thx
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DonNetwork AdministratorCommented:
"what I did is select OU that contain computer accounts > OU  Properties >edit new GPOs (named as "update" ) and from this new GPO  add wuau.adm (  I never use GPMC) ..."


This is fine, just make sure it is the highest up.


Look at the Step by step guide I provided above, it shows this. I.E. link it to your domain.
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kcnAuthor Commented:
But , by using my steps , only  4 settings appeared ... What should I do in order to get the complete list of Window Update Settings instead of just 4 settings ???  Please suggest ..
 
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kcnAuthor Commented:
After update the ADM , I can see all the Setting ( Policies ) on the right panel.

So, I would say , wuau.adm is a template that carry all the Policies Setting .


   
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