A little background. I work for a school district. We have a domain with XP clients. We use Active Directory and Group Policy. I have a Windows 2003 WSUS server. We had an outside company install POS terminals in our cafeteria. They are Windows XP machines. They are part of our domain.
The machines do not seem to be getting my default domain policy or WSUS updates. When I log in as the domain admin, or the local admin and go to www.windowsupdate.com
I get a message that says "Network Policy settings prevent you from using this website to get updates for your computer. ......Read more about steps you can take to resolve this problem (error number 0x8DDD0003) yourself. When I do that, if I wait a few minutes, the yellow shield shows up down by the time. I can click on that and install updates.
I have followed the links from the error message and get nowhere. It is almost like a local security policy was set, but I can't find it. Shouldn't my domain policy that all of my other PCs get override this local policy?
We are not on good terms with the vendor that installed the machines, so I can't ask them for help. I need to have these machines sync up with my WSUS server and stay updated.