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WSUS not working - no clients updating

Hi,

I have a Windows SBS 2008 box that I'm currently migrating to. At the moment, I still have this and me old SBS 2003 DC on the network. Looking at WSUS console on the SBS 2008 box, every computer says "this computer has not reported status in 10 or more days". This includes the server that WSUS is running on. If I check for updates on this server (or a client machine), I just get "no updates available".

So far, I have tried restarting the Windows Update service and have also applied the group policies described here: http://www.experts-exchange.com/Software/Server_Software/Q_23758173.html?sfQueryTermInfo=1+comput+updat+wsu

The only policies I was unusure on (and haven't applied) were:

"Policy Setting
            Do not adjust default option to 'Install Updates and Shut Down' in Shut Down Windows dialog box: Enabled
            Do not display 'Install Updates and Shut Down' option in Shut Down Windows dialog box: Enabled
            Enable client-side targeting: Enabled
            Target group name for this computer: [whatever group you have set up in WSUS] "

Here, I'm unsure which group in WSUS it means.

Also:

 Policy Setting
            Specify intranet Microsoft update service location: Enabled
            Set the intranet update service for detecting updates: http://[fqdn of server hosting wsus]:8530
            Set the intranet statistics server: http://[fqdn of server hosting wsus]:8530
        (example: http://IntranetUpd01)

Should the server read: server.domain.local.:8530? With the point at the end, then the port?

Other than that, anything else I should be looking out for? I've also run gpupdate /force after making the GP changes.

Thanks.
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Donald StewartNetwork AdministratorCommented:
It should be as below
 
Set the intranet update service for detecting updates: http://servername:8530  <<<<<not FQDN
Set the intranet statistics server: http://servername:8530
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Donald StewartNetwork AdministratorCommented:
Target groups explained here
 
http://www.wsuswiki.com/TargetGroups 
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Donald StewartNetwork AdministratorCommented:
Here's a great step by step that you can go over and verify your settings
 
http://blogs.microsoft.co.il/blogs/yanivf/archive/2007/09/23/install-wsus-3-0-step-by-step.aspx 
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zkayyalAuthor Commented:
Hi,

Thanks for the tips. I've added the server name and as you suggested and just changed the "Target Groups" policy to "Not configured". As far as I can tell, everything else looks fine.

Looking at the event logs, I can see EventID:364:

"Content file download failed. Reason: HTTP status 404: The requested URL does not exist on the server.
 Source File: /msdownload/v7/software/svpk/2007/12/wssmuisp1-en-us_7d47d5a8ac3dd32d75fad7445a01a22c0b237258.cab Destination File: C:\WSUS\WsusContent\58\7D47D5A8AC3DD32D75FAD7445A01A22C0B237258.cab."

Any ideas why I'd be getting that?
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elawadCommented:
no if you are using in your wsus options under computers the option >user group policy or registery settings on computers, then you should create under your wsus server computers node a certain computer group you name it whatever you want ex: Laptops. then in the group policy under the targert computers you should put exactely the same name "Laptops" and apply the group policy on the OU that have you laptops for example. after doing this your computers should start reporting.









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zkayyalAuthor Commented:
Thanks. Maybe I was just being impatient but now all machines other than my own are updating. May be related to this issue: http://www.experts-exchange.com/Software/Server_Software/Email_Servers/Exchange/Q_25781815.html
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elawadCommented:
ok, congratls
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