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Assigning clients to different target WSUS groups is based on labels on the client itself (labels are set by a GPO or a direct registry modification).This kind of client association to the WSUS groups is called client side targeting.Change the value to Use Group Policy or registry settings on computers. Open the Group Policy Management console and create two new group policies: Server WSUSPolicy and Workstation WSUSPolicy.Let’s start with the description of the server policy Server WSUSPolicy.If any of the above resources were still present, reboot the server again.Inspect Server Manager and ensure that the WSUS Role and the Windows Internal Database Feature are no longer listed as installed.

A WSUS client should just download the available updates, display the corresponding notification in the system tray and wait for administrator approval to begin the installation.

Garvin My Blog: And, in fact, from my observations, very few WSUS installation failures are actually attributed to WID corruption issues.

The WSUS uninstaller does not uninstall the Windows Internal Database feature, so a WSUS uninstallation issue is, by definition, related to some other cause.

It is expected that our network will use two different update policies: one for servers (Servers) and another one for workstations (Workstations). The policy of using the WSUS server by its clients depends largely on the organizational structure of the Active Directory OU (organization units) and update installation rules in the company.

In this article we will try to understand the basic principles of using AD policies to install Windows updates.


  1. Sorry to add more but in WSUS if you right click on the approved update and select "status report" this will also give you some details to what is going on.

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