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Why can't I add clients to groups on my WSUS server?

Posted on 2013-07-01
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I'm a member of the domain admins group in a windows 2008 R2 domain. I have a 2008 R2 wsus server (test server) that is linked to an OU via a GPO and I have client side targeting disabled. I originally had client it enabled. However, when I attempt to move the clients on the server side to a named group on the server I donot see an option for "Change Membership" How can I get this done?
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by:JAN PAKULA
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Have you created desired group first?

To create a group
In the WSUS Administration console, expand Computers and select All Computers.
Right-click All Computers, or go to the Actions pane and then click Add Computer Group.
You will see an Add Computer Group dialog box. Specify the name of the new group.

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To add a computer to the group
In the WSUS Administration console, click Computers.
Click the group of the computer you want to move.
In the list of computers, select the computer you want to move.
Right-click Change Membership.
You will see a dialog box, Set Computer Group Membership, with a list of groups.
Check the group to which you want to move the computer, and then click OK.
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by:cheyliger
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Janpakula or anyone else who will answer sorry it took me so long to get back to you. Creation of the computer group works fine. However, when I right-click a computer that I want to move to the new group or to any group "change membership" remains greyed out. What am I doing incorrectly?
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I went to the Spiceworks site and found the answer to my question. Since, I'm using GPO in conjunction with the WSUS server I must first go the Options----> Computers  in the WSUS Console and uncheck "Use GPO or Registry setting" momentarily and check "USE WSUS Console"  the Change Membership option will no longer be greyed out and the computers can now be moved to the group of the same name as the OU in AD. Once this is completed go back to Options---->Computers and return the setting to what it was previously.
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by:cheyliger
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Because it is the correct answer and it actually works
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