Wsus server not updating client status
If the detection worked and the computer is communicating with WSUS, then (in Windows 7 anyway) Windows Update will say something like "You receive updates: Managed by your system administrator" (if you didn't lock it down totally via GPO, you will also have the option "Check online for updates from Microsoft Update").
All advice, installation/configuration how to guides, troubleshooting and other information on this website are provided as-is with no warranty or guarantee.Now the first point to make about WSUS groups is that they are separate and distinct from Windows security groups and from Windows distribution groups. They can be populated using 2 methods by administrators using the WSUS console, which is called server-side targeting, or automatically by preconfigured Group Policy objects, which is called client-side targeting.It’s okay to put one WSUS group inside of another, so nesting is allowed.But because we don’t have any clients that are currently talking to the server, none of the unapproved updates are actually classified as those that are needed by any of the clients. So the way in which we can see them all is to actually change the status from failed or needed to any.To give us a look at the entire, in this case 275 available updates that exist.
Most of us are used to sort of pointing at a server and saying “You update yourself now”. Let’s talk about one more thing before we get our clients installed and that has to do with column here called installed as opposed to not applicable.