Clients connecting to WSUS server

this is a new install of WSUS on W2K3 STD

I created a Test_WSUS OU and moved 7 test clients into that OU.  I created a Group Policy and linked the GPO to that OU.

WSUS sees recognizes the test clients, but when the clients go to Windows updates, it appears they are still pulling from

Two questions:

1) How can I confirm the clients are getting updates from WSUS vs

2) Will the Windows Update page change telling the client the updates are managed by the WSUS server
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1) In GPO, specify intranet Microsoft update service location: Enabled, http://yourserver:8530 (or other port depending on installation)
2) No, Windows Update page will not change, you can still update manualy via Windows update page.
Joseph DalyCommented:
I have attached a screenshot of my correctly working WSUS gpo. If you were to follow along with these similar settings you should ensure that your computers are receiving updates from your WSUS server. YOu will need to modify the group name where the computers will be stored but other than that this should work well.

Even though you have WSUS installed windows update will always point to the MS site but the clients will download their updates from you.


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DonNetwork AdministratorCommented:
Two things to verify
1. from command prompt
reg query "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate"
2. Check your windowsupdate.log for http://yourservername
DonNetwork AdministratorCommented:
in GPO ( test_wsus )
 goto Administrative Templates -> Windows component -> Wondows update
 and then in "specify intranet microsoft update service location" enabled it and then enter
 "http://wsusserver:8530" or mybe   "http://wsusserver:80" or other port
 in both text box
and then test for update
for fast test in client side in cmd command promt
do "wuauclt /detectnow"
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