Windows Server Update Services server (WSUS) is a central repository on your network which downloads and maintain latest updates from Microsoft update server.
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Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) provides a convenient way to keep Windows servers and clients up to date as new updates are released by Microsoft.
The newly built WSUS server had all clients coming up in the "All Computers" list however no clients were reporting.
To resolve the issue, we had to delete the "C:\Windows\Software Distribution" folder on each workstation.
This can be done with the following batch script: For /f %%i in (c:\computers.txt) do (Echo ************************Echo %%i Echo ************************psexec \%%i -h -u domain\username -p password "\domain\netlogon\resetsoftwaredistribution.bat")pause You will need to get a list of all computers from WSUS that are not reporting.
As you can not export lists from WSUS Management Console, you will need to install SQL Management Studio and connect to the Windows Internal Database (WID) hosting WSUS - or an external database in the event your not using WID!
The article has following five major parts: Step 5: Select Windows Server Update Services from roles and wait for a new window to pop up Step 6: Click Add Features Step 7: Click Next Step 8: Click Next Step 9: Click Next Step 10: Click Next Step 11: Provide the path of a folder on one of your NTFS drive where updates can be stored.
Click Next Step 11: Click Next Step 12: Click Next Step 13: Click Install and the installation will begin which can take 10 - 15 minutes to complete Step 14: Click Launch Post-Installation tasks.
The WSUS Group Policy settings are stored in the same location as other Windows Update settings: Computer Configuration\Administrative Templates\Windows Components\Windows Update.
Note: Microsoft recommends placing WSUS settings in their own Group Policy object (GPO) rather than one of the default GPOs.
WSUS doesn't "push" updates to machines in the environment; rather, it stores them and waits for machines to "check in" and download the ones they need.