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FAB
14-12-2012, 11:27 AM
Have something going on here which I can't get to the cause of.

Firstly, an SBS2011 server won't update. If I go to Control Panel/Windows Update/settings it shows me that it's being managed by GPO, which is fine.
If I manually try to update it asks for proxy authentication, which it shouldn't.

If I go to WSUS admin, the server itself doesn't appear in the list of servers, or anywhere in WSUS (including Unassigned). Shouldn't the server itself appear here? I cannot for hte life of me recall seeing or not seeing it in WSUS.

Have tried usual wuauclt.exe /resetauthorization /detectnow but with no success.

If I run rsop.msc then the correct policies and settings are being applied, including the update location which is http://servername:8530

IDeas? I am certain there's a simple answer but I just can't see it.

CYaBro
14-12-2012, 11:33 AM
The server should definitely be listed in the Included Computers section, just checked here.
You haven't changed any WSUS settings outside of the SBS2011 console have you?
As that will break it on SBS2011. You can only manage WSUS on SBS2011 via the console - Security - Updates tab.

FAB
14-12-2012, 01:26 PM
Thanks CYB - that's definetly the right direction. I got some of the issue sorted from this http://www.thetwonerds.com/2011/02/01/how-to-resolve-windows-small-business-server-windows-sbs-update-services-is-not-running-because-it-automatically-turns-off-if-you-customize-windows-server-update-services-wsus-on-sbs/ but DC still not appearing in WSUS admin console and still can't get updates, but am making progress.