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Changing target group did not move computer on WSUS
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Jordan
2010-02-17 17:37:18 UTC
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I just setup a replica WSUS 3.0 server to ultimately replace my current one.
On the original server I specified target groups soem time ago so I could
test update on some computer and I deployed the settings using Group
Policies. One of these groups is "IT Tests". The replica WSUS server shows
the groups, updates, and approvals.

I changed the group policies on a small set of computer to have them update
via the replica server now and I also changed their target group to the
group "IT Tests" and approved some updates for IT Tests on the master
server. The update approvals also show on the replica now as well. The
clients I moved over to the replica server by changing their GP settings are
now showing on the replica server, however they appear on the Unassigned
computer group, not the "IT Tests" group.

When I check the local WindowsUpdate.log file in the C:\Windows folder it
had a line showing the change in server and the change in the target group
changed to IT Tests. I have run "wuauclt /resetauthorization /detectnow" to
see if that would kick it into place however it did not. The updates I
approved for the IT Tests group are not being deployed to the computers I
want. They are not seeing any new approvals waiting for them.

If I go to the server and I manually put a computer into the IT Tests group
it will update with all the approved updates, but none of the ones I set to
the new target with GPs move into the IT Tests group on their own.
Lawrence Garvin [MVP]
2010-02-17 17:51:38 UTC
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The clients I moved over to the replica server by changing their GP
settings are now showing on the replica server, however they appear on the
Unassigned computer group, not the "IT Tests" group.
If I go to the server and I manually put a computer into the IT Tests group
Which pretty much tells us that Options | Computers is configured to use
SERVER-side targeting, because if it were configured to use Group Policy you
would not be able to change group memberships at the server console. The
Server needs to be configured in Options | Computers to "Use Group Policy .
. ."
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Lawrence Garvin, M.S., MCITP:EA, MCDBA, MCSA
Principal/CTO, Onsite Technology Solutions, Houston, Texas
Microsoft MVP - Software Distribution (2005-2010)

My Blog: http://onsitechsolutions.spaces.live.com
Microsoft WSUS Website: http://www.microsoft.com/wsus
My MVP Profile: http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/profile/Lawrence.Garvin
Jordan
2010-02-17 20:13:01 UTC
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Yes, I had Server targeting enabled so that should do the trick.
Post by Lawrence Garvin [MVP]
The clients I moved over to the replica server by changing their GP
settings are now showing on the replica server, however they appear on
the Unassigned computer group, not the "IT Tests" group.
If I go to the server and I manually put a computer into the IT Tests group
Which pretty much tells us that Options | Computers is configured to use
SERVER-side targeting, because if it were configured to use Group Policy
you would not be able to change group memberships at the server console.
The Server needs to be configured in Options | Computers to "Use Group
Policy . . ."
--
Lawrence Garvin, M.S., MCITP:EA, MCDBA, MCSA
Principal/CTO, Onsite Technology Solutions, Houston, Texas
Microsoft MVP - Software Distribution (2005-2010)
My Blog: http://onsitechsolutions.spaces.live.com
Microsoft WSUS Website: http://www.microsoft.com/wsus
My MVP Profile: http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/profile/Lawrence.Garvin
Dave Kocsis
2010-09-24 14:51:22 UTC
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I created an account on this site just to say Thank You! Our WSUS database corrupted and had to be rebuilt. My machines were not moving to the correct groups. I changed this setting and it fixed it right away. Thanks!
Post by Jordan
I just setup a replica WSUS 3.0 server to ultimately replace my current one.
On the original server I specified target groups soem time ago so I could
test update on some computer and I deployed the settings using Group
Policies. One of these groups is "IT Tests". The replica WSUS server shows
the groups, updates, and approvals.
I changed the group policies on a small set of computer to have them update
via the replica server now and I also changed their target group to the
group "IT Tests" and approved some updates for IT Tests on the master
server. The update approvals also show on the replica now as well. The
clients I moved over to the replica server by changing their GP settings are
now showing on the replica server, however they appear on the Unassigned
computer group, not the "IT Tests" group.
When I check the local WindowsUpdate.log file in the C:\Windows folder it
had a line showing the change in server and the change in the target group
changed to IT Tests. I have run "wuauclt /resetauthorization /detectnow" to
see if that would kick it into place however it did not. The updates I
approved for the IT Tests group are not being deployed to the computers I
want. They are not seeing any new approvals waiting for them.
If I go to the server and I manually put a computer into the IT Tests group
it will update with all the approved updates, but none of the ones I set to
the new target with GPs move into the IT Tests group on their own.
Post by Lawrence Garvin [MVP]
Which pretty much tells us that Options | Computers is configured to use
SERVER-side targeting, because if it were configured to use Group Policy you
would not be able to change group memberships at the server console. The
Server needs to be configured in Options | Computers to "Use Group Policy .
. ."
--
Lawrence Garvin, M.S., MCITP:EA, MCDBA, MCSA
Principal/CTO, Onsite Technology Solutions, Houston, Texas
Microsoft MVP - Software Distribution (2005-2010)
My Blog: http://onsitechsolutions.spaces.live.com
Microsoft WSUS Website: http://www.microsoft.com/wsus
My MVP Profile: http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/profile/Lawrence.Garvin
Post by Jordan
Yes, I had Server targeting enabled so that should do the trick.
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