I have this one laptop that doesn't appear in WSUS all computers list. We have about 23-25 PCs/laptops/servers in the network, all, but one are listed in WSUS.
This is what I have done so far:
1) Changing Updates on local PC:
- Go to your Windows XP client and start a new Microsoft Management Console (MMC). At Start, Run, type MMC.
- Use Ctrl+M to add a new snap-in.
- Click Add, and then add the Group Policy Object Editor for the Local Computer.
- Click Close, and then click OK.
- Expand the Local Computer Policy.
- Under Computer Configuration, go to Administrative Templates, Windows Components, Windows Update.
- In the right-hand pane, double-click Specify intranet Microsoft update service location.
- Configure the settings to reflect my WSUS server.
- Click OK and then close the MMC without saving it.
executed wuauclt.exe /detectnow
2) Edited registry key to be pushed to the PCs using GPO
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate] "WUServer"=http://wsusserver "TargetGroupEnabled"=dword:00000001 "TargetGroup"="WINXP" "WUStatusServer"=http://wsuswerver
3) executed wuauclt /resetauthorization /detectnow
4)Synchronised and refreshed the group
I am running out of ideas here. The client is running Windows XP pro, WSUS version is 3.0 and is running on Windows 2008 R2 64-bit.
EDIT 13.IX.2012 @ 15.40 CT
I should have also mentioned that we do have a Windows Update GPO for workstations group and that laptop is a part of that group.
EDIT 13.IX.2012 @ 18.03 CT
Here are the . Now, after googling the error that's the solution I came across and it didn't help:
-> Stop the Automatic Updates service and BITS service.
net stop wuauserv net stop bits
-> Delete “%windir%\softwaredistribution” directory.
-> Start the Automatic Updates service and BITS service. When these two services have been started, they will auto-create “softwaredistribution” and its subfolder at system directory.
net start wuauserv net start bits
-> After the “%windir%\softwaredistribution” directory has been generated, please let the client contact the WSUS server immediately.
wuauclt.exe /resetauthorization /detectnow
-> After 15 minutes, please check the client to confirm whether it detects needed updates.
Edit 14.IX.2012 @ 9.59 CT
1) Okay, I ran nslookup on the WSUS server:
Server: xxxx.xxxxxxx.local Address: x.x.x.2 Name: xxx-xxx.xxxxxxx.local Address: x.x.x.36
2) I pinged the WSUS server (name):
Pinging xxx-xxx.xxxxxx.local [x.x.x.36] with 32 bytes of data: Reply from x.x.x.36: bytes=32 time=1ms TTL=128 Reply from x.x.x.36: bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=128 Reply from x.x.x.36: bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=128 Reply from x.x.x.36: bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=128 Ping statistics for x.x.x.36: Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 4, Lost = 0 (0% loss), Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds: Minimum = 0ms, Maximum = 1ms, Average = 0ms
3) I pinged the WSUS server (IP):
Pinging x.x.x.36 with 32 bytes of data: Reply from x.x.x.36: bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=128 Reply from x.x.x.36: bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=128 Reply from x.x.x.36: bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=128 Reply from x.x.x.36: bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=128 Ping statistics for 10.3.1.36: Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 4, Lost = 0 (0% loss), Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds: Minimum = 0ms, Maximum = 0ms, Average = 0ms
I don't believe it's a DNS issue, but I might be mistaken. Anything you need to run to check DNS issue?