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Integrating WSUS to Active Directory

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Hello Experts,

I need some help integrating a WSUS server to an Active Directory organization.

The WSUS server needs to know the systems it needs to update.

How do I do that?
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Andy MIT Systems Manager
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You'd apply a group policy to the PC's so they communicate back to your WSUS server. They should then appear automatically and you can make amendments accordingly from there.

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-server/administration/windows-server-update-services/deploy/4-configure-group-policy-settings-for-automatic-updates
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OKay, I m going to try it now... I 'll update you soon
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Ultimately WSUS is still a back end for windows uodate. Which is inherently a "pull" uodate system. You can't force WSUS to "know" which systems it need to update. Even with ient-side targeting, it is up to the client to check in, and only then will WSUS be aware of the system and its status. And deleting a system from AD doesn't remove it from WSUS.

If you really need server-side tracking and reporting, you'll need an agent-based system with alerts about systems out of compliance. Microsoft's play in that space is SCCM. And there are other 3rd-party solutions. But WSUS won't get there alone.
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I tried this not sure is working.

I do not see the computer that is added to the server.

https://www.itprotoday.com/windows-8/deploying-windows-server-update-services-domain-environment-and-using-group-policies
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As I said. WSUS is inherently a pull system. No computer will show up in WSUS until that client receives the group policy "and" windows update decides to check it. Which is is allowed to do at its leisure. It can take a day or two before you see systems appear with properly configured group policies. Improperly configured group policies can cause systems to never check in and therefore would never appear in WSUS.
David Johnson, CDSimple Geek from the '70s
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first use rsop or gpresult  and check that your group policy is applied
if yes applied.  from an elevated cmd prompt

wuauclt /resetauthorization /detectnow  
wuauclt /reportnow

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you should now see that computer in the unassigned computers or all computers list in WSUS
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I recall that those commands no longer work as expected in Win10. But am not in a place to find their replacements at the moment.
David Johnson, CDSimple Geek from the '70s
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they still work on my Windows 10 Enterprise VM's
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The commands run without error.  But /detectnow, for certain, no longer *does* anything. Enterprise or otherwise.

https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/yongrhee/2017/11/09/wuauclt-detectnow-in-windows-10-and-windows-server-2016/
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