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No computers in WSUS console 9 years 1 month ago #23570

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How do I get the WSUS console to recognize the computers in AD? I have installed WSUS on a Windows 2003 (current SP’s) server standard edition. I have WSUS configured and synchronized with all the updates from MS update site. But I can not get the console to show any computers.

I want to do a server side target. From everything I’ve read I should see a list of computers in the default ALL COMPUTERS in the WSUS console. I have used the MS document “Deploying Microsoft Windows Server Update Services” as a guide for setting up WSUS. What am I missing???

The ID that the machine is logged in to the domain has Admin rights to the network and the local machine.

Thank you for any help.
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Re: No computers in WSUS console 9 years 1 month ago #23576

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Did you configure the Group Policy settings for WSUS and apply it to an OU that contains your computers?
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Re: No computers in WSUS console 9 years 1 month ago #23591

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No way to get around a GP?
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Re: No computers in WSUS console 9 years 1 month ago #23603

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Humm... not too sure.

You may want to check this site: http://pubs.logicalexpressions.com/Pub0009/LPMArticle.asp?ID=594

I have only used Group Policy.
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Re: No computers in WSUS console 9 years 1 month ago #23633

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You could try and edit the local group policy on each machine. Other than that group policy is the best way.
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Re: No computers in WSUS console 9 years 1 month ago #23655

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Thank you to everyone for the advice on WSUS! I now have computers in the console. I did use the WSUS group policy and so far so good. I'm still testing just to make sure I have machines responding the way I want.
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