troubleshooting Question

WSUS clients appearing and disappearing

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Windows Server 2003
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Update Services Version: 3.2.7600.226
Server: Server 2003 Standard, Service Pack 2
Client: Windows XP Professional, Service Pack 3
WU Client Version: wuauclt.exe version 7.4.7600.226

I'm having a strange problem with clients appearing and disappearing from WSUS. After Googling the problem, it seems the most common cause is duplicate SusClientIDs, however in this thread:

A contributor states:

Upgrade to WSUS 3 SP2, which will cause all WUAgents to upgrade to the v7.4 build, which has built-in code to detect and remediate duplicate SusClientIDs

And as you can see, my machines meet the above requirements.

Have any experts come across another cause for this problem?

Thanks in advance!

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