WSUS on Server 2012 "Server-Side" Targetting

Posted on 2014-01-06
Medium Priority
Last Modified: 2014-01-21
WSUS on server 2012 (Hyper-V instance) unable to add clients via- Server-side (non GPO) targeting.

Newly deployed server, all current OS patches installed. Server-side targeting (under options|Computer set to "use the update services console".

I am able to create computer groups, but there is no option to "add a computer".

System is running Symantec Endpoint Protection w/ firewall. I've disabled SEP on both the WSUS server and a target system to rule out firewall issues. No luck.

I have a relatively small branch office that I want certain systems looking at the WSUS server without having to create a GPO.

Any suggestions? What am I missing? TechNet and MS documentation has not been helpful.
Question by:Dragon911
  • 2

Accepted Solution

CubeOver earned 750 total points
ID: 39761007
You would prepare a registry settings file and run a script of modify manually.
A simpler way is to apply GPO to some machines and copy settings over.
Or have a look at something like http://www.windowsnetworking.com/articles-tutorials/windows-xp/Registry-Keys-Tweaking-Windows-Update-Part1.html

Expert Comment

ID: 39761015
Clients are only added once they access a WSUS server according to their settings.

Featured Post

The 14th Annual Expert Award Winners

The results are in! Meet the top members of our 2017 Expert Awards. Congratulations to all who qualified!

Question has a verified solution.

Are you are experiencing a similar issue? Get a personalized answer when you ask a related question.

Have a better answer? Share it in a comment.

Join & Write a Comment

Back in July, I blogged about how Microsoft's new server pricing model, combined with the end of the Small Business Server package, would result in significant cost increases for many small businesses (see SBS End of Life: Microsoft Punishes Small B…
The System Center Operations Manager 2012, known as SCOM, is a part of the Microsoft system center product that provides the user with infrastructure monitoring and application performance monitoring. SCOM monitors:   Windows or UNIX/LinuxNetwo…
If you are looking for an automated solution for backup single or multiple Office 365 user mailboxes to Outlook data file, then you can use Kernel Office 365 Backup & Restore tool. Go through the video to check out the steps to backup single or mult…
From store locators to asset tracking and route optimization, learn how leading companies are using Google Maps APIs throughout the customer journey to increase checkout conversions, boost user engagement, and optimize order fulfillment. Powered …
Suggested Courses

624 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question