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SBS2003 and WSUS 3.2

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The WSUS program that originally came with SBS2003 was corrupted. So I uninstalled WSUS and installed the newest version (3.2).. after the reinstall I opened up WSUS and it does show the workstations and server. But none of the Computers and server have reported to WSUS.

Is there something I can do in Group policy on the server to make the Workstations turn to WSUS to grab updates.
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Question by:BBrayton
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by:Thomas Grassi
ID: 40522469
run this command

wuauclt /detectnow /reportnow

or

wuauclt /reauthorization /detectnow
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by:BBrayton
ID: 40522474
on the server or workstation? because the server is not connecting either.
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by:Thomas Grassi
ID: 40522478
Both
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by:BBrayton
ID: 40522515
ok I ran both commands. is there anything I have to do after?

I went into wsus after and it is telling me that the server still has not reported.

I'm offsite so I'm testing it on the server first.
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by:*** Hopeleonie ***
ID: 40522519
Why don't you install WSUS 4?
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by:BBrayton
ID: 40522523
will it run on a 2003 server?
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by:BBrayton
ID: 40522525
small business 2003 server?
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by:Thomas Grassi
ID: 40522529
You can modify the GPO for WSUS to change the reporting cycle I use every 6 hours found that to be the best cycle.
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by:Thomas Grassi
ID: 40522536
wsus 4.0 is only supported on windows 2012,
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by:*** Hopeleonie ***
ID: 40522543
Sorry my mistake Server 2003 is very old, WSUS v4 is only shiped with Windows Server 2012. Try the solution from ID: 40522529
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by:Donald Stewart
ID: 40522651
Run the following .bat on all

%Windir%\system32\gpupdate
%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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by:BBrayton
ID: 40523534
OK ill try that batch file.  DO I run it on both server and workstations?
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by:Thomas Grassi
ID: 40523541
Yes on all servers and computers
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by:Donald Stewart
ID: 40523687
Make sure that the LastWaitTimeout ,DetectionStartTime , NextDetectionTime are each one line (it got wrapped when I posted)
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by:BBrayton
ID: 40524169
I tested it out on the server and the server still does not connect to WSUS. After I run the Batch file do I have to restart the server?
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by:Thomas Grassi
ID: 40524172
Yes

restart the server and the computers
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by:BBrayton
ID: 40524215
Ok I'm offsite so i will have the server a restart tonight and let you know if it worked.
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by:Thomas Grassi
ID: 40524228
did you change the GPO for WSUS?

have the reporting cycle lowered to every 4 hours or so.

wuauclt /detectnow /reportnow from a command prompt sometimes that will work also
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by:Donald Stewart
ID: 40524432
"After I run the Batch file do I have to restart the server? "

No, NOT NECESSARY!!

"wuauclt /detectnow /reportnow from a command prompt sometimes that will work also "

That's in the batch file, NOT NECESSARY either

What do you get from a cmd prompt on any system ???

reg query "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate" /s
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BBrayton earned 0 total points
ID: 40549545
I found the fix for my Problem. I installed an update for WSUS 3.0 sp2.

KB2720211

After I installed the update the computers started synching with WSUS.
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by:Donald Stewart
ID: 40549682
Actually you should install http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2828185 which is much newer than KB2720211
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by:BBrayton
ID: 40557322
Its the only solution that worked
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