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    Windows Updatex/WSUS

    Does anyone know a way to force clients to back to checking WSUS for updated and not Microsoft?

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    You have to set up a group policy and then do a gpupdate/force on the client machines.
    @Michael has set up a guide. Here.

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    We have recently got our WSUS server working but my machine doesnt report or pull down updates...i get this error on my machine:

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    The GPO is denied aswell on my machine saying the GPO is 'Empty' but works fine on all other machines?? is there a way of resetting it? Im guessing OP has simular problems

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    Try running a batch file containing the following:

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    net stop wuauserv
    REG DELETE "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\WindowsUpdate" /v AccountDomainSid /f
    REG DELETE "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\WindowsUpdate" /v PingID /f
    REG DELETE "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\WindowsUpdate" /v SusClientId /f
    net start wuauserv
    wuauclt /resetauthorization /detectnow
    See if that gets you anywhere.
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    might be worth clearing the "software distribution" folder from the client and then forcing it to reauth with the WSUS box

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    tried the script, no luck. Also renamed the software distribution foloder and no luck there either

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    Might be some useful information there How do I reset Windows Update components?

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    I've had that error a lot and its due to the WSUS server taking an update that means all the clients need an "optional" set of patches -_- Once you find them and tell it to deploy them via WSUS it magically starts to work again in my experience. Its a joke that it seems to have slipped out without much warning.

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    isnt there an option to as you approve updates that dependencies are installed as well (i mean linux has been able to do this for ages when installing packages)

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    wuinstall

    Quote Originally Posted by kroseler View Post
    Does anyone know a way to force clients to back to checking WSUS for updated and not Microsoft?
    Hi, I think wuinstall shoud be able to do the trick. With this command you can specify the WSUS you want to use: /use_wsus wsus_address
    regards

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    or you can set it in group policy (Computer config - windows settings - admin templates - windows components - windows update )
    or running a reg key like

    "
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Win dows\WindowsUpdate]
    "WUServer"="SERVERNAME:PORT"
    "WUStatusServer"="SERVERNAME:PORT"

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Win dows\WindowsUpdate\AU]
    "NoAutoUpdate"=dword:00000000
    "AUOptions"=dword:00000004
    "ScheduledInstallDay"=dword:00000000
    "ScheduledInstallTime"=dword:00000010
    "NoAutoRebootWithLoggedOnUsers"=dword:00000001
    "UseWUServer"=dword:00000001
    "
    some of your options will vary depending on when and how you schedule the installations

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