Client side targeting...

Discussion in 'Update Services' started by Woody, Jun 25, 2005.

  1. Woody

    Woody Guest

    I read this the below in a earlier post. In this case i have a OU called
    Rooms and inside that OU i have room1, room2, etc. Would i put the name in
    the GPO of the OU as rooms/room1 ?

    I have set groups up in WSUS corresponding to the OU's i have i n GPO.

    if you are using Group Policy, I suggest you use a target group.

    1) in the WSUSAdmin, go to Computers (on the top)
    2) Create a computer group, call it what you want (testing)
    3) open group Policy Mgmnt, go to the OU where the computers are located
    (are they all located together? if not, put them together for now)
    4) edit the GPO (computer config -> Administrative Templates --> Windows
    Components --> Windows Update (from your previous post, it sounds like you
    know where this is)
    5) There is a setting for "Enable client-side targeting"
    6) Enable this setting and in the blank type the same name you created in
    the computer group under WSUS (testing)
    7) click apply, click OK, close the group policy managment

    to get the computers to show up in WSUS quick, restart them. After they
    reboot, assuming they are in the correct location and all the settings above
    are correct, they will show up in WSUS within a few mintues after rebooting.
    Woody, Jun 25, 2005
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  2. No... the GPO should have the exact same string that you created on the WSUS
    Server Console.

    For example, if you created a target group on the WSUS Console called
    "PCs-in-Rooms", then in the GPO linked to the OU Rooms, you would enter the
    target name exactly the same == PCs-in-Rooms.

    It's entirely practical that your target group names are identical to your
    OU names. They are in my case. So, then, the entry in your GPO for Target
    Group Name would simply be your OU name that the GPO is linked to.
    Lawrence Garvin, Jun 25, 2005
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