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We has WSUS running on Windows Server 2003.  That crashed.  I installed WSUS 3.0 SP2 on a new server running 2008 Server R2.  The new installation seems to be working fine - updates downloaded etc - however it sees no computers.  I have change the Group Policy to point to the new server.

I believe the problem is the registry settings on the PC are still pointing to the old server.  The old server still exists just the WSUS is not running.  I have ran the commands to try to force the detection however no change - still looking at the old server.

Any thoughts?
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I tried all of those options - the only way I was able to get it to work was to edit the registry - that is not a good option for over 200 computers - plus what is going to happen when I add new computers.
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On the client side I ran gpupdate /force - and then ran gpresult /v - it says The following GPO's were not applied becuase they were filtered out

WSUS
   Filtering:   Not Applied (Empty)

What does that mean?  That seems to be why my clients are not picking up the change?
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Disregard my last comment it is not relevent since that GPO was part of the computer group and not the user group - so I am still in a position where my changes to my GPO will not apply to the client computers?

Thought?
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Are the client computers in the OU that the GPO is applied to ?

Do you have "Authenticated Users" in the security filtering ? <<<Computers are members of that group FYI
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Yes Authenticated users is in the security filtering - and computers are members of the OU.
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Are the computers in the default "Computers" container ?
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I changed the enforced flag to a yes and now they are starting to come through.  I really do not understand why this is - the old server that had the GPO on it is no longer running active directory - we demoted that server - therefore the GPO the should not be a GPO to overwrite - or atleast I would think that the AD users would not be looking to that server for GPO's.  
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You can check by running from the command prompt:


Set
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What exaclty am i looking for - my logonserver is the correct one?
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I would also run rsop.msc
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What am I looking for on rsop.msc
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Computer configuration>>>Administrative templates>>>Windows Components>>>Windows Update>>> is the correct GPO listed under GPO name(Far right) ?
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Well now they are again - after setting the enforced flag - they all appear to have come through.  Turn that flag off and they stopped almost immediately.
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Rsop will show you the GPO that is overriding
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This is what fixed the problem.
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