Computers not updating from wsus

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WSUS comprises the following components: Installation of Windows Server 2008 and WSUS If we would like to have WSUS on our local network, we first need to install the Windows Server 2003 or 2008.

We downloaded the trial version of Windows Server 2008 from the official Microsoft website and installed it; we won’t describe the process in detail, since you probably should be able to install an operating system without too much hassle.

The installation procedure for WSUS differs quite a lot, depending on whether we’re installing it on Windows Server 2003 or 2008: This will download the WSUS and install all appropriate roles/services, so we don’t need to download WSUS or install “Web Server (IIS)” role manually; this will all be done automatically.

When installing WSUS server, we need to choose “Full server installation including Administration Console” rather than “Administration Console only,” as shown in the picture below.

The next step is asking us whether we would like to join the Microsoft participation program, where we can safely uncheck the checkbox.

After that we need to select “Synchronize from Microsoft Update,” which will pull the updates from the Microsoft website rather than from another WSUS server.

Soon after that we can then notice both computers in the “All Computers” tab in WSUS as seen in the picture below.

Notice that the newly joined Windows 7 computer doesn’t have any updates installed yet, as it hasn’t yet reported anything back to the WSUS server.

Currently the “Critical Updates, “Definition Updates,” and “Security Updates” are selected as seen below.Now we can specify the proxy configuration options if a proxy is needed to connect to the internet; in our case it isn’t, so we can leave those settings blank and click on the “Next” button.On the next screen, we need to click on the “Start Connecting,” which will synchronize the information about available updates, languages and products that can be updated.All of the options can be seen in the picture below: We can click on the “Products and Classification” to select for which products we would like to receive updates; we can select various product categories such as Windows or specific products like Windows 7.In the picture below, we can see that we had selected the Windows category, which includes all Windows operating systems and also some other products.

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