Windows Server Update Services Configuration

Hi Guys,
I have created a handful of group policies, and now I'm in the testing phase.

One that I'm interested in, is the Windows Updates.

I have installed the Windows Server Update Services role in one of my Windows Server 2012 domain controllers.
I configured it to download a series of updates and now I have approved one for testing.

I have added one Windows 10 Pro computer to the domain.

And this is the list of group policies that I have created and applied to the OU where the new client computer resides in Active Directory:

In the Group Policy Management Editor, under
Computer Configuration / Policies / Administrative Templates / Windows Components / Windows Update

Configure Automatic Updates
Specify intranet Microsoft update service location
Enable client-side targeting

The I go to the PC, after  I restart I run

c:\gpresult /r

And none of the policies come up in the "applied policies"  list

Then I ran

C:\gpupdate /force

and nothing, is like the new windows update policies haven't been created.


How can I force the Windows 10 Pro computer to get the policies I have created?

If the answer is gpupdate /force, then why this isn't working?????

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cargexAuthor Commented:
I created a policy that applies to "Users"  and that one came up in applied policies.
Could it be that the GPOs that apply to "Computers" don't show up when you run gpresult /r ?

Any ideas?
Simon Butler (Sembee)ConsultantCommented:
The quickest way to check if the settings have been applied is to look in the registry.
HKLM, Software, Policies, Microsoft, Windows, Windows Update.
That shows the settings for Microsoft Update.

Depending on the number of machines that you have, I don't often set WSUS to download updates. Just let it detect and then approve the ones that are required.
A Win10 machine is a bad choice to test WSUS with though - Microsoft still haven't sorted out the WSUS behaviour - on a lot of systems it will be detected as Vista. Use a Windows 8.1 machine instead.


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cargexAuthor Commented:
Thank you Simon.
You are absolutely right, the new registry keys have been created and it shows the configuration I created in the GPO.

Quickest and best way to check.
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