Wsus clients not updating or checking in with server dating guest list
For more information on this see the following Tech Net documentation: Configure Automatic Updates by Using Group Policy In case you are using a registry modification or local policy make sure that the same is applied.
The registry location where the WSUS server configuration is stored is below: You can find more details on how you can use scripts to configure the WSUS settings from the following link: you have made sure that the WSUS settings are configured correctly you can move on to next step.
Here I’ll go through some of the reasons and how you can troubleshoot the process.
There are also some situations you may run into where some or all clients stop reporting to the server and these steps will also help for those scenarios as well.
After a format and complete rebuild of the 2k3 system, it showed up and reported status (and also pulled updates for install).
To verify it might be something buried deep, I took one of my remaining 4 (an XP laptop) and reformatted/ rebuilt. So I am left now with 3 systems that show up but will not report status (2 Win7 systems and the 2k8 server which WSUS resides on).
I am not going to rebuild any of the others, but am floored that even the server that WSUS resides on can't report status.
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Some clients have been affected by a known issue with Windows Server 2003 and IIS.