No computers in update services tree

When I expand the Computers node, there are no computers listed at all. Not even under Unassigned. This is a Windows Server 2008.
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Sajid Shaik MConnect With a Mentor Sr. System AdminCommented:
it seems that you are speaking about WSUS server...

1) first this server shoud be the member of the same domains,
2) it wsus should be published with GPO  from AD sever

check this GUID step by step deployment..

from the guide word doc page no. 66 onwards

all the best
Better give more background information about the issue.

Is the Windows Server 2008 computer a member in the AD domain?
Patrick BogersDatacenter platform engineer LindowsCommented:

Assuming you are talking about a WSUS server i wonder.
Like peea asks, is it domain joined? and second, are the member computers/servers configured to have network discovery on?
zahid_hamzaConnect With a Mentor Commented:
on the client system.
perform the following:
Stop Background Intelligent Service
Stop Windows Updates if client is 7 or 2008 or Automatic Updates if its xp or 2003

rename Windowsupdate file in c:\windows\sytem32\ to zz....
rename SoftwareDistribuition folder in c:\windows\sytem32\ to zz....

excute following command on run menu or command prompt:

wuauclt.exe /resetauthorization /detectnow

then check.

P.s make sure windows firewall is off or configure properly to allow client system/server to connect to wsus server.
bobox00Author Commented:
Haven't had time to tackle this issue, but I'm grateful for your comments and will report back  when I get to work on it.
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