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I had to reinstall WSUS on a SBS2008 server But now the clients wont Contact WSUS

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I tried everything that i can think og. Group policy is setup the way it is suppose to be. I installed updates for WSUS so it is up to date. So far right now only the server is getting updates for WSUS.
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by:BBrayton
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Another thing I should mention is in group policy Management when I click on the GPO Update services Client Computer Policy in the security filtering there are no workstation. when i add the workstations and run gpupdate /force the computers are removed from the Security filtering.

Any Ideas?
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by:Seth Simmons
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what happens when you run windows update on the workstations?
in the wsus console, are workstations appearing?
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by:BBrayton
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No the workstations are not appearing.
I'm offsite right now. Working remotely.
What if I were to try creating a custom GPO for the client PC's and see if they will stay in the Security filtering box.
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by:Donald Stewart
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You need to reset their susclientid's on each PC run the following .bat on them

%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:Donald Stewart
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Also check the clients windowsupdate.log's reading from the bottom up for errors
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by:BBrayton
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OK I will try that and let you know if it works
Thanks
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Ok the new Group policy that I created seems to be working. as soon as i added it and configured it it started finding the workstations.
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by:BBrayton
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by:Cris Hanna
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While you have requested to close, I would suggest that you take a look here
Technet Library > Windows Small Business Server 2008 Repair Guide > Repair Windows Server Update Services
https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd443475.aspx
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by:BBrayton
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I created a custom GPO for the client PC's and the clients started connecting to WSUS.
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