Solved

WSUS (windows server update services)

Posted on 2011-02-27
7
280 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
can anyone tell me how to use the WSUS. I got all the updates sync-ed but I can't get the client PCs to be seen by the WSUS server. The only machine the WSUS sees is the server itselt. I have a small domain at home of 5 PCs and none are seen. I put the server update address http://server name and comes up like a bad address. can anyone help with configuring this. I looked at the helps in WSUS and did what is says but nothing. The client PCs have no problem connecting to the domain. Runnig windows server 2003, clents are xp pro and win 7 ultimate.
0
Comment
Question by:timgreen7077
  • 4
  • 3
7 Comments
 
LVL 74

Accepted Solution

by:
Glen Knight earned 500 total points
ID: 34991987
See this technet guide on how to setup your group policies: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc720539(v=ws.10).aspx
0
 
LVL 74

Expert Comment

by:Glen Knight
ID: 34991991
Forgot to say that it's not like connecting to a Windows Update website it installs them silently in the background.
0
 

Author Comment

by:timgreen7077
ID: 34992246
group policy changes, is it on the server or the client PCs, also i don't know that it was silent. Why can't i see the client PCs in the WSUS server under computers
0
Does Powershell have you tied up in knots?

Managing Active Directory does not always have to be complicated.  If you are spending more time trying instead of doing, then it's time to look at something else. For nearly 20 years, AD admins around the world have used one tool for day-to-day AD management: Hyena. Discover why

 
LVL 74

Expert Comment

by:Glen Knight
ID: 34992432
You will be able to but it could take a day or so for then to appear, this is quite normal.
0
 

Author Comment

by:timgreen7077
ID: 34992647
is the group policy changes on the server or the client pcs
0
 

Author Comment

by:timgreen7077
ID: 34992669
Also does the client machine have to logged into the domain at the time for the updates?
0
 
LVL 74

Assisted Solution

by:Glen Knight
Glen Knight earned 500 total points
ID: 34992678
No, it should download next time it's online.

The group policy changes need to be applied to a group policy that is applied to the computers.
0

Featured Post

Is Your AD Toolbox Looking More Like a Toybox?

Managing Active Directory can get complicated.  Often, the native tools for managing AD are just not up to the task.  The largest Active Directory installations in the world have relied on one tool to manage their day-to-day administration tasks: Hyena. Start your trial today.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Disabling the Directory Sync Service Account in Office 365 will stop directory synchronization from working.
Restoring deleted objects in Active Directory has been a standard feature in Active Directory for many years, yet some admins may not know what is available.
This tutorial will walk an individual through the steps necessary to join and promote the first Windows Server 2012 domain controller into an Active Directory environment running on Windows Server 2008. Determine the location of the FSMO roles by lo…
This tutorial will walk an individual through the process of transferring the five major, necessary Active Directory Roles, commonly referred to as the FSMO roles to another domain controller. Log onto the new domain controller with a user account t…

930 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

10 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now