Windows Server 2012 R2 Won’t Show Up In WSUS


We had a problem whereby new Windows Server 2012 R2 servers won’t show up in WSUS, which by the way is on a disconnected network. The issue had to do with the deployment of a VMware OVA template for new Windows Server 2012 R2 virtual machines. What we discovered was the SusClientId registry entry was the same for each system. Therefore, all virtual machines created from this template shared the same authorization ID. This caused a situation whereby each new server would overwrite the other, such that the last server…
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WSUS Disconnected Network Updates Not Downloading

WSUS Offline Updates

I work on a network that is completely isolated from the internet. Therefore, I have two WSUS servers; one connected to the internet, which harvests the updates and the meta data, and the second is on the isolated LAN. Each week, I check for updates on the internet WSUS server and if anything new pops up, I export the metadata, burn the downloaded files to DVD, then copied it all to the isolate network. Setting up the WSUS servers was easy. However, understanding how the two WSUS servers interacted was…
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