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How Can I add WSUS Client to WSUS to WSUS 3.0 Server using only Registry settings?

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I'm in windows 2008 R2 domain and I'm in the domain admin group. I've built and configured a WSUS 3.0 server on a windows 2008R2 box and I'm able to test communication between a test Xp box and WSUS 3 server as outlined in the artile below:

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc708627(v=ws.10).aspx

I'm able to able to pass the communication tests successfullly. I've also created a Test computer group on the server but can't seem to the Xp box into the group.In other words there is no button to add a computer, I've searched for it  but my it always comes back empty. How can add it to the group?
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by:David Johnson, CD, MVP
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The steps listed here have always worked for me

you may just need to run the following on the client machine
wuauclt /resetauthorization /detectnow
wuauclt /reportnow

now refresh your wsus console
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by:Donald Stewart
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Registry keys here

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc708449%28v=ws.10%29.aspx

Note the comments on page as well
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by:cheyliger
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Dstewartjr, thanks for the link but I was already using it prior to you sending it me
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by:cheyliger
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Ve3ofa, I tried everything that was recommended in the link and in addition I tried

wuauclt /resetauthorization /detectnow

wuauclt /reportnow

but I'm still "NO client has ever reported" on the server and teh client has not shown up on the server.

Any other ideas?
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http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/windowsserver/bb466192.aspx

After attempting the ideas suggested by Ve3ofa and Dstewartjr which were unsuccessful. I went to the technet link above and downloaded the WSUS client Diagnostic tool and WSUS Server Debug Tool. I ran The WSUS Server Debug Tool on my WSUS server but it failed it simply did not run. Then, I ran WSUS client Diagnostic Tool on the client and it was successful.
It found that some of my registry settings were in the wrong path/location.

For exmaple: UseWUServer should be in the path:  HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate\AU

and not the path

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate

This actually resolved the issue
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by:cheyliger
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This resolved the issue.
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