By using these step-by-step how-to videos, the viewer will become comfortable configuring and administering a Windows Server environment.Learn industry specific best practices for simplifying deployment with server images, distributing updates, and monitoring server performance, as well as everyday tips and tricks to make your life as a server administrator a little smoother and less overwhelming.Scroll all the way to the end, then work upwards looking for errors. Sometimes if you image a machine (Or clone a VM) it keeps it’s unique update ID, if this happens then the first machine with this ID to register gets listed, and all the rest do not.To find out if this is your problem, locate and stop the Windows update service on an affected client. Open the registry Editor and navigate to: Windows Server Update Services – Install and Configure (2008 R2) WSUS Install Error – ‘The update could not be found.Here are the steps I usually follow to get the machines listed in the WSUS management console. Assuming you are deploying your WSUS settings by GPO, make sure the machine in question is actually trying to apply the policy, you can do this by running like so: Or by running gpresult /R from command line Note: If you cannot see Computer Policy / Computer Settings, i.e.you can only see user settings, then you are probably not running the command window as ‘Administrator’ (Locate In the Search/Run box type Locate the Windows Update service and ensure it is running. Then locate the Background Intelligent Transfer Service and make sure that’s also running. To make sure the client can see the WSUS website, open a browser window, and navigate to make sure you can open/download the file. If all the above is OK, you can try forcing a registration with the following command; 8.Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) provides a convenient way to keep Windows servers and clients up to date as new updates are released by Microsoft.A WSUS server downloads updates from Microsoft Update (or, in a large and distributed environment, from another WSUS server) and stores them in a database, from which machines that require the updates can download and apply them.
It was just coincidence (and convenient) to announce both at the same time.You may discover that some or all of the machines in your environment are missing from the WSUS console.Machines which don't appear in the WSUS console are probably not pulling updates from the WSUS server, so they may not be updating themselves at all and therefore may be more susceptible to software malfunctions and/or pose a threat to the security of the environment.First of all, you have to specify the rule of grouping the computers in the WSUS console (targeting).By default, the computers in the WSUS console are distributed into groups manually by the server administrator (server-side targeting).