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OU group for computers in Active Directory not getting policy for WSUS updates

I have some OU groups in active directory for diffrent types of operating systems in our network. Upon coming to this company there was a OU for vista and windows 7 workstations. I created an OU for windows 7 64bit and added workstations to that group. I went into group policy management on the DC and added a security group called Windows 7 64bit that has all my win 7 64 bit work stations to the WSUS group policy. Basically I copied the same settings from the vista and win 7 32bit groups. However the windows 7 64bit group will not get their updates from the WSUS server and instead continue to go to the internet for them. Any suggestions? Do i need to look at the WSUS server for some additional configuration?
Microsoft Legacy OSWindows Server 2008Active Directory

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8/22/2022 - Mon


I have ran the Wuauclt /detectnow command several times.

First, is there a reason to separate the 64bit from 32bit Win 7 machines by OU?  One good practice with AD is simplicity.  Don't make extra OU's without a good reason.

Have you verified, that the GPO that is applying the update settings is linked to the Win7 64 OU?  Why did you add a security group with the computers?
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William Peck

I dont know if I have a good reason. lol Its just we have one for every OS in our environment. Maybe I just wondered if in the future I would have a issue if for some reason I had to isolate the 64bit work stations. I believe I had a security group set up since i saw a security group in all the other OU's.

Is client side targeting configured in the GPOs?  If not a single GPO linked to all OU's containing computers should work.

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