Wednesday, 18 August 2010

Fix missing PCs in WSUS Console

Fix missing PCs in WSUS Console

I (like most admins) use ghost to prep new or repaired workstations. I don't do a sysprep after the image is built.

This can lead to these new machines not showing up in the WSUS console even after a "wuauclt /resetauthorization /detectnow" : although they do pick up the updates anyway.

Fixing this issue is a pretty simple registry edit for each computer. First, make sure that the Automatic Update service is stopped. Open up regedit, and browse to HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\WindowsUpdate. From here, delete the PingID, AccountDomainSid, and SusClientId entires. After doing this, start the Automatic Update service again, and at a command prompt, type "wuauclt.exe /resetauthorization /detectnow". This should make the computer show itself in the WSUS console


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