We help IT Professionals succeed at work.

How computer is added in WSUS console list?

Hi,

I'm not too familiar with WSUS. How computer is added in WSUS console list? Is is manually or by GPO or both way exist?

Thanks
Comment
Watch Question

AntzsInfrastructure Services
CERTIFIED EXPERT
Commented:
You need to configure the GPO to tell the computers where to look for your WSUS Server.  Once that is done you will see the computer start population on your WSUS console.

You can go to the below on the GPO.
Computer Configuration > Policies > Administrative Template > Windows Components > Windows Update
WSUS.jpg
System Administrator / Postmaster
CERTIFIED EXPERT
Commented:
You can also put computers in folders created by you on wsus manually without using client side targeting (i.e. GPO which specify a wsus folder /. Note that the folder has to be created manually)
However go the GPO way: https://docs.microsoft.com/de-de/security-updates/windowsupdateservices/18127378
Vikas BhatExperienced IT Infrastructure Services/operations Manager
CERTIFIED EXPERT
Commented:
If you are looking for a easy short guide which explains wsus in short and covers your answer, take a look at below nice article with screenshots.

https://www.itprotoday.com/windows-78/deploying-windows-server-update-services-domain-environment-and-using-group-policies
David Johnson, CDSimple Geek from the '70s
CERTIFIED EXPERT
Distinguished Expert 2019
Commented:
one uses gpo to tell windoes update on the client to look at the wsus server
if a computer scans the wsus server, the server then adds it to its list
MichelangeloSystem Administrator / Postmaster
CERTIFIED EXPERT

Commented:
Sam2009, any luck?

Author

Commented:
sorry for the delay. Thanks all for your help!

Explore More ContentExplore courses, solutions, and other research materials related to this topic.