WSUS Client-Side Targeting

Discussion in 'Update Services' started by Phenglai, Aug 29, 2005.

  1. Phenglai

    Phenglai Guest

    Hello everyone,

    I am having some problems getting client side targeting to work. Let me give
    you a brief layout of my AD structure and network.

    I have one domain broken into 6 OUs. I set up WSUS and got familiar with and
    went through the first round of updates. Everything was fine but I have over
    200 computers from coast to coast and I didn't want to constantly manage all
    these computers.

    I initially set up server-side targeting in my main GPO for the entire
    domain. Once I turned off Auto Updates(AU) from the main GPO and moved them
    into the OUs, they have ceased to work. I can make other changes to the OU
    GPO and they take effect. I can remove the control panel, and I can change
    the proxy setting. AU does not work.

    What am I missing. I have the users and computer in the group in AD that are
    tied to each OU. I have set the OUs accordingly to AU like I want. The groups
    in WSUS and in the GPO are all same name.

    No computers have contacted the WSUS since I switched to client side
    targeting. I would prefer to us client-side targeting since my network is
    only going to grow but right now I just cant get client-side to work.

    Thanks for any help in advance,
    Phenglai, Aug 29, 2005
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  2. It appears that the policy is not being applied if you can control AU from
    the Control Panel.

    Make sure that your computers are actually in OU containers.

    Make sure that the groups exist on the server /exactly/ as you named them in
    the GPO.
    If they don't match, the computers will be added to the "Unassigned
    Computers" group.

    Switching to client-side targeting is not a big deal, just enable the policy
    and assign a target group name.

    I'm more inclined to think that your situation is a function of moving the
    policy from the domain to the OU level.
    Lawrence Garvin, Aug 30, 2005
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  3. Phenglai

    Phenglai Guest

    I see what I did wrong. I did not place the computer accounts in the OU, I
    placed the computer accounts in a group and then placed the group in the OU.

    I am still learning with AD and GPO setting. We only recently upgraded from
    an NT domain a few months ago. I moved a few machines and forced a GPO
    update. All is good.
    Phenglai, Aug 30, 2005
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