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WSUS - question

I am setting up WSUS server first time and i need some one to help to configure properly.

i have added few computers to the test group. i am getting update failure on the clients.
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Nagendra Pratap SinghCommented:
Do you have cloned machines?

Are you using server side or client side targeting?
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Donald StewartNetwork AdministratorCommented:
"i am getting update failure on the clients"

A little more info can be useful.

What error are you getting ??

Could you post the windowsupdate.log from a client<<attach file dont copy/paste
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ittechlabLinux SupportAuthor Commented:
actually i fixed the error by doing the following.

net stop wuauserv
Remove the files in C:\WINDOWS\SoftwareDistribution
net start wuauserv
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Donald StewartNetwork AdministratorCommented:
Usually that is the first troubleshooting step to try, glad it worked for ya.
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ittechlabLinux SupportAuthor Commented:
I have another client computer( Server 2008 R2) which i just added to the WSUS environment.

I went to the client and did edit the GPO.

configured automatic updating:
4. Auto download and schedule the install.

would not this option will automatically install the updates from WSUS server. I did point the WSUS server IP address.

When i went to control panel-> Windows update, i see install updates option is waiting for me.

Please advise.
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Donald StewartNetwork AdministratorCommented:
"would not this option will automatically install the updates from WSUS server."

Yes, only at the scheduled time you configured.

unless you run the command wuauclt /detectnow
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ittechlabLinux SupportAuthor Commented:
2 – Notify for download and notify for install
3 – Auto downloads and notify for install
4 – Auto downloads and schedules the install
5 – Allow local admin to choose setting

I choose option 4.
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ittechlabLinux SupportAuthor Commented:
Let me run wuauclt /detectnow  and see if its updating.
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Donald StewartNetwork AdministratorCommented:
Also you seem to have answered your original question, asking other questions within a question is discouraged.

Please close this question and open up another.
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ittechlabLinux SupportAuthor Commented:
After running wuauclt /detectnow , i do see the windows update is waiting for me to hist install updates button.
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Donald StewartNetwork AdministratorCommented:
Option 4 is generally not recommended for servers

Look over

Managing the WSUS Automatic Updates Client Download, Install, and Reboot Behavior with Group Policy

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc512630.aspx

Best Practices with Windows Server Update Services 3.0

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc720525%28v=ws.10%29.aspx
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Donald StewartNetwork AdministratorCommented:
Oh...and you're welcome for the additional help ? :( ?
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ittechlabLinux SupportAuthor Commented:
I've added another post.  Please help and i will add your solution and provide all the points.
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ittechlabLinux SupportAuthor Commented:
I did resolve by myself.
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