WSUS 2.0 connecting clients to server

Discussion in 'Update Services' started by Aaron G_R, May 22, 2007.

  1. Aaron G_R

    Aaron G_R Guest

    Hi all,

    I have installed WSUS 2.0 on my SBS 2003 server, followed all the
    instructions from the white paper and still cannot get my clients to appear
    in the WSUS console, not sure what problem may be can anyone help?
     
    Aaron G_R, May 22, 2007
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  2. Aaron G_R

    DaveMills Guest

    On Tue, 22 May 2007 04:09:00 -0700, Aaron G_R <Aaron
    There are many who can help but they will need a tiny bit more info to work
    with.

    There is a deployment guide, an opps guide and a quick start. I am not sure what
    you mean by a white paper but it sounds like it is neither of the above.

    First have you configured the clients to report to the server and how have you
    done it. Full detail please including URLs for the WSUS server, group policy
    settings etc.

    Have you waited 24 hours for the clients to show up. It usually only takes an
    hour or so but depends upon how you have set things up.

    Also get the Client Diagnostic tool and running it on a client, post the output
    here. see
    http://www.microsoft.com/technet/windowsserver/wsus/20/downloads/tools/default.mspx


    see http://wsusinfo.onsitechsolutions.com/articles/013.htm for SharePoint tips
    and for SBS see
    http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/...57-2e15-47b2-9a6f-1514aa3ed05f&displaylang=en
     
    DaveMills, May 23, 2007
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  3. Aaron G_R

    Aaron G_R Guest

    Here are all the group policies which i had configured and url's, i also have
    been waiting for over a week and still nothing has turned up.
    The white paper is a step by step guide for wsus but microsoft had referred
    to it as a whitepaper, and the client diagnostic tool is something I do not
    have and have not used could you please let me know where I can obtain it
    from please thanks for your help.



    Administrative Templates hide
    Windows Components/Windows Update hide
    Policy Setting
    If the status is set to Enabled, Automatic Updates will immediately install
    these updates once they are downloaded and ready to install.If the status is
    set to Disabled, such updates will not be installed immediately.Note: If the
    "Configure Automatic Updates" policy is disabled, this policy has no effect."
    gpmc_settingPath="Computer Configuration/Administrative Templates/Windows
    Components/Windows Update" gpmc_settingName="Allow Automatic Updates
    immediate installation"Allow Automatic Updates immediate installation
    Enabled
    If the status is set to Enabled, Automatic Updates will include
    non-administrators when determining which logged-on user should receive
    notification.If the status is set to Disabled or Not Configured, Automatic
    Updates will notify only logged-on administrators.Note: If the "Configure
    Automatic Updates" policy is disabled, this policy has no effect."
    gpmc_settingPath="Computer Configuration/Administrative Templates/Windows
    Components/Windows Update" gpmc_settingName="Allow non-administrators to
    receive update notifications"Allow non-administrators to receive update
    notifications
    Enabled
    If the status is set to Enabled, Windows will check for available updates at
    the specified interval.If the status is set to Disabled or Not Configured,
    Windows will check for available updates at the default interval of 22
    hours.Note: The "Specify intranet Microsoft update service location" setting
    must be enabled for this policy to have effect.Note: If the "Configure
    Automatic Updates" policy is disabled, this policy has no effect."
    gpmc_settingPath="Computer Configuration/Administrative Templates/Windows
    Components/Windows Update" gpmc_settingName="Automatic Updates detection
    frequency"Automatic Updates detection frequency
    Enabled
    Check for updates at the following
    interval (hours): 22
    Policy Setting
    This setting lets you specify if automatic updates are enabled on this
    computer. If the service is enabled, you must select one of the four options
    in the Group Policy Setting:2 = Notify before downloading any updates and
    notify again before installing them.When Windows finds updates that apply to
    this computer, an icon appears in the status area with a message that updates
    are ready to be downloaded. Clicking the icon or message provides the option
    to select the specific updates to download. Windows then downloads the
    selected updates in the background. When the download is complete, the icon
    appears in the status area again, with notification that the updates are
    ready to be installed. Clicking the icon or message provides the option to
    select which updates to install.3 = (Default setting) Download the updates
    automatically and notify when they are ready to be installedWindows finds
    updates that apply to your computer and downloads these updates in the
    background (the user is not notified or interrupted during this process).
    When the download is complete, the icon appears in the status area, with
    notification that the updates are ready to be installed. Clicking the icon or
    message provides the option to select which updates to install.4 =
    Automatically download updates and install them on the schedule specified
    belowSpecify the schedule using the options in the Group Policy Setting. If
    no schedule is specified, the default schedule for all installations will be
    everyday at 3:00 AM. If any of the updates require a restart to complete the
    installation, Windows will restart the computer automatically. (If a user is
    logged on to the computer when Windows is ready to restart, the user will be
    notified and given the option to delay the restart.)5 = Allow local
    administrators to select the configuration mode that Automatic Updates should
    notify and install updatesWith this option, the local administrators will be
    allowed to use the Automatic Updates control panel to select a configuration
    option of their choice. For example they can choose their own scheduled
    installation time. Local administrators will not be allowed to disable
    Automatic Updates' configuration.To use this setting, click Enabled, and then
    select one of the options (2, 3, 4 or 5). If you select 4, you can set a
    recurring schedule (if no schedule is specified, all installations will occur
    everyday at 3:00 AM).If the status is set to Enabled, Windows recognizes when
    this computer is online and uses its Internet connection to search the
    Windows Update Web site for updates that apply to this computer.If the status
    is set to Disabled, any updates that are available on the Windows Update Web
    site must be downloaded and installed manually by going to
    http://windowsupdate.microsoft.com.If the status is set to Not Configured,
    use of Automatic Updates is not specified at the Group Policy level. However,
    an administrator can still configure Automatic Updates through Control
    Panel." gpmc_settingPath="Computer Configuration/Administrative
    Templates/Windows Components/Windows Update" gpmc_settingName="Configure
    Automatic Updates"Configure Automatic Updates
    Enabled
    Configure automatic updating: 4 - Auto download and schedule the install
    The following settings are only required
    and applicable if 4 is selected.
    Scheduled install day: 2 - Every Monday
    Scheduled install time: 16:00
    Policy Setting
    If the status is set to Enabled, a scheduled restart will occur the
    specified number of minutes after the installation is finished.If the status
    is set to Disabled or Not Configured, the default wait time is 5
    minutes.Note: This policy applies only when Automatic Updates is configured
    to perform scheduled installations of updates. If the "Configure Automatic
    Updates" policy is disabled, this policy has no effect."
    gpmc_settingPath="Computer Configuration/Administrative Templates/Windows
    Components/Windows Update" gpmc_settingName="Delay Restart for scheduled
    installations"Delay Restart for scheduled installations
    Enabled
    Wait the following period before
    proceeding with a scheduled
    restart (minutes): 5
    Policy Setting
    If the status is set to Enabled, Automatic Updates will not restart a
    computer automatically during a scheduled installation if a user is logged in
    to the computer. Instead, Automatic Updates will notify the user to restart
    the computer.Be aware that the computer needs to be restarted for the updates
    to take effect.If the status is set to Disabled or Not Configured, Automatic
    Updates will notify the user that the computer will automatically restart in
    5 minutes to complete the installation.Note: This policy applies only when
    Automatic Updates is configured to perform scheduled installations of
    updates. If the "Configure Automatic Updates" policy is disabled, this policy
    has no effect." gpmc_settingPath="Computer Configuration/Administrative
    Templates/Windows Components/Windows Update" gpmc_settingName="No
    auto-restart for scheduled Automatic Updates installations"No auto-restart
    for scheduled Automatic Updates installations
    Enabled
    If the status is set to Enabled, a scheduled restart will occur the
    specified number of minutes after the previous prompt for restart was
    postponed.If the status is set to Disabled or Not Configured, the default
    interval is 10 minutes.Note: This policy applies only when Automatic Updates
    is configured to perform scheduled installations of updates. If the
    "Configure Automatic Updates" policy is disabled, this policy has no effect."
    gpmc_settingPath="Computer Configuration/Administrative Templates/Windows
    Components/Windows Update" gpmc_settingName="Re-prompt for restart with
    scheduled installations"Re-prompt for restart with scheduled installations
    Enabled
    Wait the following period before
    prompting again with a scheduled
    restart (minutes): 10
    Policy Setting
    If the status is set to Enabled, a scheduled installation that did not take
    place earlier will occur the specified number of minutes after the computer
    is next started.If the status is set to Disabled, a missed scheduled
    installation will occur with the next scheduled installation.If the status is
    set to Not Configured, a missed scheduled installation will occur one minute
    after the computer is next started.Note: This policy applies only when
    Automatic Updates is configured to perform scheduled installations of
    updates. If the "Configure Automatic Updates" policy is disabled, this policy
    has no effect." gpmc_settingPath="Computer Configuration/Administrative
    Templates/Windows Components/Windows Update" gpmc_settingName="Reschedule
    Automatic Updates scheduled installations"Reschedule Automatic Updates
    scheduled installations
    Enabled
    Wait after system
    startup (minutes): 1
    Policy Setting
    This setting lets you specify a server on your network to function as an
    internal update service. The Automatic Updates client will search this
    service for updates that apply to the computers on your network.To use this
    setting, you must set two servername values: the server from which the
    Automatic Updates client detects and downloads updates, and the server to
    which updated workstations upload statistics. You can set both values to be
    the same server.If the status is set to Enabled, the Automatic Updates client
    connects to the specified intranet Microsoft update service, instead of
    Windows Update, to search for and download updates. Enabling this setting
    means that end users in your organization don't have to go through a firewall
    to get updates, and it gives you the opportunity to test updates before
    deploying them.If the status is set to Disabled or Not Configured, and if
    Automatic Updates is not disabled by policy or user preference, the Automatic
    Updates client connects directly to the Windows Update site on the
    Internet.Note: If the "Configure Automatic Updates" policy is disabled, then
    this policy has no effect." gpmc_settingPath="Computer
    Configuration/Administrative Templates/Windows Components/Windows Update"
    gpmc_settingName="Specify intranet Microsoft update service location"Specify
    intranet Microsoft update service location
    Enabled
    Set the intranet update service for detecting updates: http://testtom:8530
    Set the intranet statistics server: http://testtom:8530
    (example: http://IntranetUpd01)
     
    Aaron G_R, May 29, 2007
    #3
  4. Aaron G_R

    Aaron G_R Guest

    Here are all the group policies which i had configured and url's, i also have
    been waiting for over a week and still nothing has turned up.
    The white paper is a step by step guide for wsus but microsoft had referred
    to it as a whitepaper, and the client diagnostic tool is something I do not
    have and have not used could you please let me know where I can obtain it
    from please thanks for your help.



    Administrative Templates hide
    Windows Components/Windows Update hide
    Policy Setting
    If the status is set to Enabled, Automatic Updates will immediately install
    these updates once they are downloaded and ready to install.If the status is
    set to Disabled, such updates will not be installed immediately.Note: If the
    "Configure Automatic Updates" policy is disabled, this policy has no effect."
    gpmc_settingPath="Computer Configuration/Administrative Templates/Windows
    Components/Windows Update" gpmc_settingName="Allow Automatic Updates
    immediate installation"Allow Automatic Updates immediate installation
    Enabled
    If the status is set to Enabled, Automatic Updates will include
    non-administrators when determining which logged-on user should receive
    notification.If the status is set to Disabled or Not Configured, Automatic
    Updates will notify only logged-on administrators.Note: If the "Configure
    Automatic Updates" policy is disabled, this policy has no effect."
    gpmc_settingPath="Computer Configuration/Administrative Templates/Windows
    Components/Windows Update" gpmc_settingName="Allow non-administrators to
    receive update notifications"Allow non-administrators to receive update
    notifications
    Enabled
    If the status is set to Enabled, Windows will check for available updates at
    the specified interval.If the status is set to Disabled or Not Configured,
    Windows will check for available updates at the default interval of 22
    hours.Note: The "Specify intranet Microsoft update service location" setting
    must be enabled for this policy to have effect.Note: If the "Configure
    Automatic Updates" policy is disabled, this policy has no effect."
    gpmc_settingPath="Computer Configuration/Administrative Templates/Windows
    Components/Windows Update" gpmc_settingName="Automatic Updates detection
    frequency"Automatic Updates detection frequency
    Enabled
    Check for updates at the following
    interval (hours): 22
    Policy Setting
    This setting lets you specify if automatic updates are enabled on this
    computer. If the service is enabled, you must select one of the four options
    in the Group Policy Setting:2 = Notify before downloading any updates and
    notify again before installing them.When Windows finds updates that apply to
    this computer, an icon appears in the status area with a message that updates
    are ready to be downloaded. Clicking the icon or message provides the option
    to select the specific updates to download. Windows then downloads the
    selected updates in the background. When the download is complete, the icon
    appears in the status area again, with notification that the updates are
    ready to be installed. Clicking the icon or message provides the option to
    select which updates to install.3 = (Default setting) Download the updates
    automatically and notify when they are ready to be installedWindows finds
    updates that apply to your computer and downloads these updates in the
    background (the user is not notified or interrupted during this process).
    When the download is complete, the icon appears in the status area, with
    notification that the updates are ready to be installed. Clicking the icon or
    message provides the option to select which updates to install.4 =
    Automatically download updates and install them on the schedule specified
    belowSpecify the schedule using the options in the Group Policy Setting. If
    no schedule is specified, the default schedule for all installations will be
    everyday at 3:00 AM. If any of the updates require a restart to complete the
    installation, Windows will restart the computer automatically. (If a user is
    logged on to the computer when Windows is ready to restart, the user will be
    notified and given the option to delay the restart.)5 = Allow local
    administrators to select the configuration mode that Automatic Updates should
    notify and install updatesWith this option, the local administrators will be
    allowed to use the Automatic Updates control panel to select a configuration
    option of their choice. For example they can choose their own scheduled
    installation time. Local administrators will not be allowed to disable
    Automatic Updates' configuration.To use this setting, click Enabled, and then
    select one of the options (2, 3, 4 or 5). If you select 4, you can set a
    recurring schedule (if no schedule is specified, all installations will occur
    everyday at 3:00 AM).If the status is set to Enabled, Windows recognizes when
    this computer is online and uses its Internet connection to search the
    Windows Update Web site for updates that apply to this computer.If the status
    is set to Disabled, any updates that are available on the Windows Update Web
    site must be downloaded and installed manually by going to
    http://windowsupdate.microsoft.com.If the status is set to Not Configured,
    use of Automatic Updates is not specified at the Group Policy level. However,
    an administrator can still configure Automatic Updates through Control
    Panel." gpmc_settingPath="Computer Configuration/Administrative
    Templates/Windows Components/Windows Update" gpmc_settingName="Configure
    Automatic Updates"Configure Automatic Updates
    Enabled
    Configure automatic updating: 4 - Auto download and schedule the install
    The following settings are only required
    and applicable if 4 is selected.
    Scheduled install day: 2 - Every Monday
    Scheduled install time: 16:00
    Policy Setting
    If the status is set to Enabled, a scheduled restart will occur the
    specified number of minutes after the installation is finished.If the status
    is set to Disabled or Not Configured, the default wait time is 5
    minutes.Note: This policy applies only when Automatic Updates is configured
    to perform scheduled installations of updates. If the "Configure Automatic
    Updates" policy is disabled, this policy has no effect."
    gpmc_settingPath="Computer Configuration/Administrative Templates/Windows
    Components/Windows Update" gpmc_settingName="Delay Restart for scheduled
    installations"Delay Restart for scheduled installations
    Enabled
    Wait the following period before
    proceeding with a scheduled
    restart (minutes): 5
    Policy Setting
    If the status is set to Enabled, Automatic Updates will not restart a
    computer automatically during a scheduled installation if a user is logged in
    to the computer. Instead, Automatic Updates will notify the user to restart
    the computer.Be aware that the computer needs to be restarted for the updates
    to take effect.If the status is set to Disabled or Not Configured, Automatic
    Updates will notify the user that the computer will automatically restart in
    5 minutes to complete the installation.Note: This policy applies only when
    Automatic Updates is configured to perform scheduled installations of
    updates. If the "Configure Automatic Updates" policy is disabled, this policy
    has no effect." gpmc_settingPath="Computer Configuration/Administrative
    Templates/Windows Components/Windows Update" gpmc_settingName="No
    auto-restart for scheduled Automatic Updates installations"No auto-restart
    for scheduled Automatic Updates installations
    Enabled
    If the status is set to Enabled, a scheduled restart will occur the
    specified number of minutes after the previous prompt for restart was
    postponed.If the status is set to Disabled or Not Configured, the default
    interval is 10 minutes.Note: This policy applies only when Automatic Updates
    is configured to perform scheduled installations of updates. If the
    "Configure Automatic Updates" policy is disabled, this policy has no effect."
    gpmc_settingPath="Computer Configuration/Administrative Templates/Windows
    Components/Windows Update" gpmc_settingName="Re-prompt for restart with
    scheduled installations"Re-prompt for restart with scheduled installations
    Enabled
    Wait the following period before
    prompting again with a scheduled
    restart (minutes): 10
    Policy Setting
    If the status is set to Enabled, a scheduled installation that did not take
    place earlier will occur the specified number of minutes after the computer
    is next started.If the status is set to Disabled, a missed scheduled
    installation will occur with the next scheduled installation.If the status is
    set to Not Configured, a missed scheduled installation will occur one minute
    after the computer is next started.Note: This policy applies only when
    Automatic Updates is configured to perform scheduled installations of
    updates. If the "Configure Automatic Updates" policy is disabled, this policy
    has no effect." gpmc_settingPath="Computer Configuration/Administrative
    Templates/Windows Components/Windows Update" gpmc_settingName="Reschedule
    Automatic Updates scheduled installations"Reschedule Automatic Updates
    scheduled installations
    Enabled
    Wait after system
    startup (minutes): 1
    Policy Setting
    This setting lets you specify a server on your network to function as an
    internal update service. The Automatic Updates client will search this
    service for updates that apply to the computers on your network.To use this
    setting, you must set two servername values: the server from which the
    Automatic Updates client detects and downloads updates, and the server to
    which updated workstations upload statistics. You can set both values to be
    the same server.If the status is set to Enabled, the Automatic Updates client
    connects to the specified intranet Microsoft update service, instead of
    Windows Update, to search for and download updates. Enabling this setting
    means that end users in your organization don't have to go through a firewall
    to get updates, and it gives you the opportunity to test updates before
    deploying them.If the status is set to Disabled or Not Configured, and if
    Automatic Updates is not disabled by policy or user preference, the Automatic
    Updates client connects directly to the Windows Update site on the
    Internet.Note: If the "Configure Automatic Updates" policy is disabled, then
    this policy has no effect." gpmc_settingPath="Computer
    Configuration/Administrative Templates/Windows Components/Windows Update"
    gpmc_settingName="Specify intranet Microsoft update service location"Specify
    intranet Microsoft update service location
    Enabled
    Set the intranet update service for detecting updates: http://testtom:8530
    Set the intranet statistics server: http://testtom:8530
    (example: http://IntranetUpd01)
     
    Aaron G_R, May 29, 2007
    #4
  5. Aaron G_R

    DaveMills Guest

    Thanks to Jeff in another thread the tools are still at
    http://www.microsoft.com/technet/windowsserver/wsus/20/downloads/tools/default.mspx

    But could not find them any other way. They are WSUS 2 but the client stuff is
    the same for 3. Grab em while you still can.
     
    DaveMills, May 30, 2007
    #5
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