I am setting up a new WSUS server on windows 2012 R2 (it's a virtual machine.). We currently have in production, a 2003 server running WSUS V3.2.7600.226 on a physical junker. My goal is to phase out the 2003 server and bring the new one into production,
I am currently in a testing phase. In Active directory, I created a seperate OU called "test OU," and moved a computer to that OU.
In terms of the GPO, in group policy manger, I copied the old WSUS policy and linked/enforced it to the Test OU. The only change I made to the copied WSUS GPO was pointing to the IP of the new WSUS server. I already know that the GPO was applied because i ran the "gpresult command on the testing computer and found the copied WSUS policy listed (I even rebooted.)
I already configured WSUS on the new server according to Microsoft's Technet instructions, and synchronized for the first time.
The problem is that the test computer is not being registered in the Windows Update Service Management Console.
Are there any reasons why this can be happening? Did I miss an important hidden step?
Any help would be greatly appreciated.