Wsus not updating a workstation
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Zubair: I've installed and configured the Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) server but somehow, I am not seeing any of my computers in the All Computers, Unassigned Computers, or even in the Computer Groups that I created. (If you prefer to remain anonymous, specify this in your message, but submit the requested information for verification purposes.) Your computers do not need to join a domain to take advantage of WSUS server.
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The following checklist describes the steps to approve and deploy updates by using WSUS management console.
Computers in a computer group automatically contact the WSUS server over the next 24 hours to obtain updates.
You can use the WSUS reporting feature to determine whether those updates were deployed to the test computers.
24 hours after you approve the updates, you can use the WSUS Reports feature to determine whether the updates were deployed to the test group computers.
To check the status of an update, you can use the WSUS Reports feature as follows.
Computer groups are created in WSUS to manage computers and deploy patches in a more controlled fashion.