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WSUS Client side targeting based on OS

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Is it possible to automatically move a computer into a wsus group based on the operating system?  I want a Servers and Workstations group and anything with Windows 7 goes to Workstations and anything with Server 2008, Server 2012, etc.. goes into Servers.  Is that possible?
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1:You would need to build a script that can run at logon or schedule to run.
The script would need to query the system.
If the Query passes then move the object into the correct OU and that OU will have a GPO linked to it with the Target Group Settings configured.

2: The other method is to use GPP to apply Registry settings that are needed for Client Side Targeting.

I think option 2 is the easier of the two methods.

So I would create the GPO with the WUS settings accept for the client side targeting configured.

This is where I would use GPP to apply registry settings to the computers using Item Level Targeting to control which Registry Setting is applied to the machine type.
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd939844(v=ws.10).aspx
Here are the Registry Settings you will need to apply.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate
TargetGroup
Reg_SZ
Name of the computer group to which the computer belongs. This policy is paired with TargetGroupEnabled.
TargetGroupEnabled
Reg_DWORD
Range = 1|0
1 = Use client-side targeting.

0 = Do not use client-side targeting. This policy is paired with TargetGroup.

Are you familiar with GPP?

Here is a document that will explain GPP.
http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=24449
-907AA196-AD82-4487-B77A-7EE2958.zip
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