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WSUS - Windows Server 2012 R2 - Can't see any computers?

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I'm using Windows Server 2012 R2, WSUS. I have updates downloaded and approved, however when I click on Computers, there are simply NO computers listed there. I'm sure it's something simple I'm missing. I need to be able to get the list of computers so I can decide which computers I'll be administering. I had assumed that the computers listed in Active Directory would be listed, but I don't see ANY computers.

Any help is greatly appreciated!
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Question by:Tomas Hinsley
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by:Cliff Galiher
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When using WSUS, you have to tell the computers how to find the WSUS server. That is *usually* done by group policy, and installing and configuring WSUS does not create or edit this group policy automatically.

Once the policy is created, the client will try to connect to WSUS the next time it is scheduled to check for updates and WSUS will gather the machine name and write that to its database during the process. Which means it is up to the client to contact the WSUS server. The machine list is *not* queried from active directory in any way.
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by:Tomas Hinsley
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This is a pic of our current policy. Wouldn't this suffice, or am I missing something?
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Cliff Galiher earned 2000 total points
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Well, I don't know your environment. But usually you'd have more that http://wsus

You'd usually have a longer full DNS machine name there. Often a port (8530/8531) and o strongly recommend SSL. So chances are that particular entry is just not enough for your clients to find your WSUS server on the proper machine and portm
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by:Tomas Hinsley
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Thanks Cliff for the help. This I think will get me on the right track!
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