WSUS and GPO Applied automatically to Authenticated users (added only servers in first 10 minutes)
Posted on 2010-11-18
I am not an experienced Domain GPO editor.
But we have 10 simple file and database and Terminal servers with about 50 XP workstations and lots of remote notebooks.
I am trying to setup WSUS for the first time and got thru the WSUS installation on one of my servers (no problem, it downloaded all the Micorosoft Updates (filtered to english etc)
Creating the new GPO for WSUS was a little hard to follow but I think I got it because within 10 minutes my WSUS server showed 6 of my servers reporting in to my WSUS's computer list.
QUESTION : by default the my new GPO was enabled and set to be applied to "Authenticated users" Why were only servers showing up when I believe any LAN workstation user would be authenticated.. did I not wait long enough ? ( I disabled the GPO before leaving the office as I did not want to be called in tonight if 99 machines started acting weird (rebooting etc)
Thanks in advance
Paranoid GPO Peter