Wsus clients not updating or checking in with server
The On the groups question, I think that you should group your machines by configuration, because you will want to approve updates based on machine configuration or windows version.
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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").we currently encounter issue with a wsus client not reporting status as well as updates to wsus server, had tried to delete the software distrubution folder, remove the registry keys as below, also tried running the command and still having issue, the windows update log file from the client shows info as below, for your info, this machine is a rebuild server as previous server had crash and needed to be rebuild from scratch, kindly advise, thank you.That's the command to use, but it won't force a download, it just makes the client check in with WSUS and ensure it's interfacing with it.If you have WSUS configured properly, there will be a message that says something like "Updates are managed by your Systems Administrator". I have always done this just by expanding "Computers::[OU]" in the Update Services screen in the WSUS server: It shows the last report date for each computer in the OU.For this though, you will have to wait until the computer has checked for updates for the first time.