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    Forcing all desktops to update - pls help


    Forcing all desktops to update - pls help

    Hi all

    I have a network setup with around 60 PCs all running Windows OS from 2000 up to Windows 7. They are all licenses and original and therefore can update freely online. However since they are connected with a domain controller, only the administrator (which is me!) can do the updates. As you can imagine doing updates on all PCs manually is a huge headache especially since updates come out frequently.

    I know there is a way to automate this : WSUS. Can anyone suggest an alternative solution which is less costly than WSUS? or is there any other to implement WSUS at less cost? Any other help?

    Thanks a lot guys!
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    Unless there is a business requirement there is no logical reason that you are the *ONLY* person who can do the updates. You can also enable Automatic updates and have it perform the update itself (and even do reboots.) The downside is that each computer has to download the update (60 x 120MB for example can a long time over common connection speeds.

    You can also download the updates and script it out, still requiring some work on your part, but less than before.
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    hi guys thanks a lot for your help! still i cant manage to get it to work...i created GPO, assigned it on a OU (which contains a PC) but still not managing....

    see screens attached. anything i might be missing?
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    Check the GP on your client computer and see if the WSUS setting is getting pushed out properly. If it is check the firewall and IIS settings on your wsus server. Make sure the auto updat client updated to the WSUS client. Here is a step by step for reference.

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc708554(WS.10).aspx
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    Hi all...I ve ran the client diag tool from the PC inside the OU which has the GPO linked to it. Here are the results:


    RUN from user profile with limited rights

    C:\wsus>ClientDiag.exe

    WSUS Client Diagnostics Tool

    Checking Machine State
    Checking for admin rights to run tool . . . . . . . . . FAIL

    CheckUserLevel() failed with hr=0x80070005

    Access is denied.


    Press Enter to Complete



    RUN from admin profile with admin rights

    C:\wsus>ClientDiag.exe

    WSUS Client Diagnostics Tool

    Checking Machine State
    Checking for admin rights to run tool . . . . . . . . . PASS
    Automatic Updates Service is running. . . . . . . . . . PASS
    Background Intelligent Transfer Service is running. . . PASS
    Wuaueng.dll version 7.4.7600.226. . . . . . . . . . . . PASS
    This version is WSUS 2.0

    Checking AU Settings
    AU Option is 2 : Notify Prior to Download . . . . . . . PASS
    Option is from Control Panel

    Checking Proxy Configuration
    Checking for winhttp local machine Proxy settings . . . PASS
    Winhttp local machine access type
    <Direct Connection>
    Winhttp local machine Proxy. . . . . . . . . . NONE
    Winhttp local machine ProxyBypass. . . . . . . NONE
    Checking User IE Proxy settings . . . . . . . . . . . . PASS
    User IE Proxy. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . NONE
    User IE ProxyByPass. . . . . . . . . . . . . . NONE
    User IE AutoConfig URL Proxy . . . . . . . . . NONE
    User IE AutoDetect
    AutoDetect not in use

    Checking Connection to WSUS/SUS Server
    AU does not have Policy Set
    AU does not have Policy Set
    UseWuServer is disabled . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . FAIL

    Press Enter to Complete

    C:\wsus>gpupdate /force
    Refreshing Policy...

    User Policy Refresh has completed.
    Computer Policy Refresh has completed.



    The GPO doesnt seem to be linked also note attached GPO report....I know this is something minor I am missing but cant find the cause :s

    Help!
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    Did you enable the GPO link?
    Did you follow the trouble shooting tiips I sent you on the Microsoft site. If so post the results.
    Can you connect to the WSUS servers website and retreive the files?
    Did you check the firewall?

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