WSUS clients not reporting

Posted on 2014-04-01
Last Modified: 2014-04-08
hi guys, im having two issues one where lots of clients are showing a very old report date and some  not appearing in groups. is there a way to refresh all clients so that they re report. Thanks
Question by:cwstad2
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do you have some GPO created for WSUS?
is this GPO applied on computers? maybe you did some change and it is not, or GPO values are not up to date?
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by:Santosh Gupta
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1. run the RSOP.MSC on effected system and see if WSUS policies are applied.
(expand Computer Configuration, expand Administrative Templates, expand Windows Components, and then click Windows Update and see policies)

2 .if policies are applied then go to c:\windows and check windowsupdate.log.
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run the following .bat on them


%Windir%\system32\net.exe stop bits
%Windir%\system32\net.exe stop wuauserv
%Windir%\system32\net.exe stop cryptsvc
reg delete HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\WindowsUpdate /v SusClientId /f
reg delete "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\WindowsUpdate\Auto Update" /v LastWaitTimeout /f
reg delete "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\WindowsUpdate\Auto Update" /v DetectionStartTime /f
reg delete "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\WindowsUpdate\Auto Update" /v NextDetectionTime /f
del %WINDIR%\WindowsUpdate.log /S /Q
rd /s /q %windir%\softwareDistribution
%Windir%\system32\net.exe start cryptsvc
%Windir%\system32\net.exe start bits
%Windir%\system32\net.exe start wuauserv



wuauclt /resetauthorization /detectnow
wuauclt /reportnow

exit /B 0
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Thanks guys looked like there was an AD issue

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