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How do I clear old Computer names from Windows Server 2008 update service?

Posted on 2011-10-09
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Hi,

Have an issue with Windows SBS 2008 that when I check updates for all client machines there is alot of Updates in Progress. I check the names of the computers that are not installed and there is some older computers listed that is no longer being used. I have checked the list of computers in the Networking tab and they are not listed there.

So how would I go about clearing that list to show that the update has been successfully applied to all computers. Some old computers under the update tab is listing as unknown and one says Not Installed.

Thanks is advance,

Paul
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by:mwiener1
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Make sure you have the computers removed from active directory. Once they are out of there - windows should no longer attempt to contact them for updates - or anything else for that matter.
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I have checked the Active Directory Users and Computers part and the computers are not showing up there. Is there anywhere else I can check?
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Thats really it. under the computers OU. I dont have a WSUS setup anywhere at the moment that I can access to dig deeper into it.

You can try and just delete them from the WSUS console if they are still listed there.
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by:Darkner007
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Under the deployment Report for the update it won't allow me to just delete the computer name. I tried lol.
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No, try it from the actual WSUS management console. Not from the report.

Admin tools - WSUS* not sure how its listed. but its under admin tools.
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by:Darkner007
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I have found it and it does have the names listed there. Have deleted the old computers out and the report is reading correctly now. Thanks.
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