Only unique names are shown in wsus 3.0 console

Discussion in 'Update Services' started by yeoman, Sep 19, 2007.

  1. yeoman

    yeoman Guest

    We have recently upgraded from wsus 2.0 to wsus 3.0. After the upgrade, a
    irritating problem has occured.

    We have about 300 client computers connected to our WSUS server in a
    non-Active Directory environment. Every connection is established by a script
    that update keys in the registry. The script deletes SusClientId,
    AccountDomainSid and PingID. It restarts the Automatic Update service and
    connects to wsus by wuauclt.exe /resetauthorization /detectnow.

    I seems like all the clients are connecting, but the problem is that only
    unique names are shown in the console. Many of our computers share the same
    computername, and it looks like these computers connects to wsus at different
    times (e.g. "computer1" has the IP address - 6 hours later
    "computer1" has the IP address etc...).

    I am not able to look at all computers at the same time. I've tried to reset
    computer SID (newsid.exe) with no positive result. I still see only one

    Please, help me :eek:)
    yeoman, Sep 19, 2007
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  2. yeoman

    BigEd Guest

    You CANNOT have computers of the same name on the same network. This defies
    all logic. WSUS is only one of many problems you will have in this scenario.
    ALL pc's on the same network must have unique names..
    BigEd, Sep 19, 2007
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  3. yeoman

    yeoman Guest

    Tanks for reply BigEd, and I know.
    I've recently started in this job :)

    This post is not longer valid. I've postet it twice :)

    Look at "Computer detection, WSUS 3.0" (9/18/2007)

    yeoman, Sep 21, 2007
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