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WSUS Patching

I am using WSUS to patch my servers in the domain. WSUS seems to patch Servers with Windows Server 2008 but not Windows Server 2003. I have run commands and verified the the Reg entry on these devices are pointing to the correct server that holds WSUS. Any suggestions?
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Darrell Kirby
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Suliman Abu KharroubIT Consultant Commented:
From WSUS mmc, open options and go to products and classifications... check is windows server 2003 updates are checked.

Also, check auto approval rules.
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Stelian StanNetwork AdministratorCommented:
On WSUS settings under Products and Classifications check if your Windows 2003 is selected: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc720453%28v=ws.10%29.aspx
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Darrell KirbyAuthor Commented:
Windows 2003 Updates are selected.
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Suliman Abu KharroubIT Consultant Commented:
Check approval rules... Is there rule applied on windows 2003 servers (if you have more than one computer groups) ?
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Stelian StanNetwork AdministratorCommented:
On one of windows 2003 machine run:

wuauclt.exe/detectnow
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Stelian StanNetwork AdministratorCommented:
You may also run the client tools to find out the root of the problem: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/windowsserver/bb466192.aspx
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Darrell KirbyAuthor Commented:
Yes. I have run the command on all the systems earlier in the week.
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xterminatorCommented:
This could also be a built-in firewall issue.
Do the win2k3 severs show up in the management console of WSUS?
If not, try disabling the windows firewall on both servers, see if this helps.
Microsoft also suggests, adding the port number tot the WSUS server URL like http://yourserver:8530 (which is the default one)
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DonNetwork AdministratorCommented:
Have you looked at the 2003's windowsupdate.log for any errors???
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Darrell KirbyAuthor Commented:
The Windows firewalls are turned off via a GPO and they are not on.
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DonNetwork AdministratorCommented:
And the windowsupdate.log?
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Darrell KirbyAuthor Commented:
Microsoft is now assisting with this issue.
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DonNetwork AdministratorCommented:
"Microsoft is now assisting with this issue."

And we could have helped as well if you would have responded to all comments
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