WSUS - Managing computer-groups on different WSUS server?

Discussion in 'Server Setup' started by Tim, Jul 29, 2005.

  1. Tim

    Tim Guest


    Question about managing computers through WSUS that register/link on
    mulitple servers.

    I've now setup 3 Servers with WSUS, and on all servers computer register
    themselves as planned in the Group Policy.
    As all the servers are on different physical locations, and 2 of those
    servers manage the computers from different offices near their location.
    I applied the Group Policy so, that the computers show up or are placed in
    groups on the server they are linked to, as soon as they register to a server.

    Server1 downloads from the internet.
    Server2 and Server3 synchronize/replicate from Server1. (Synchronize from an
    upstream Windows Server Update Services server)
    All updates and approved/denied items are downloaded from Server1.
    The WSUS setting: "Use Group Policy or registry settings on computers" has
    been selected on all 3 servers.

    Example, the servers with the linked GroupNames:

    Loc. Rotterdam
    Loc. Amsterdam
    Loc. Utrecht

    Loc. Hamburg
    Loc. Bremen

    Loc. Antwerp

    When I want to check the computers that are linked to Server2, i can only
    see those items in the group Hamburg, and Bremen. (On Server2 only).
    The other locations, are shown in groups, with 0 items in it. These
    groupnames are synchronized from the other servers

    On the other servers, the computers that are linked to that particular
    server are visible. (only there again). And again it shows 0 items for the
    groups that are located on the other 2 servers.
    Is this normal?

    If not.. did something got mixed up in the install process?

    Extra notes:
    - Server 1 was the first server, which was updated from SUS to WSUS.
    The other servers are new installs on new machines.
    - Computers are mixed.. Windows 2000 and XP, with different SPs.

    Thanx in advance.
    Tim, Jul 29, 2005
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