After you set up a client computer, it may take a few minutes before it appears on the Computers page in the WSUS console (this console is available to admins running their own WSUS server, but not for admins who point their clients at the CITES WSUS server).
For client computers configured with an Active Directory-based GPO, it can take about 20 minutes after Group Policy refreshes (that is, applies any new settings to the client computer).
This is to ensure that we can release to all regions simultaneously.
By default, Group Policy refreshes in the background every 90 minutes, with a random offset of 0 to 30 minutes.
If you want to refresh Group Policy sooner, you can go to a command prompt on the client computer and type in a console with Administrative permissions: gpupdate /force.
Finally, in part 6, I will be covering How to Unmask the Real Culprits behind your “unknown” and “non-compliant” clients.
Sometimes managing software update deployments via SCCM can be a harrowing, repetive, experience.
Until now, we have been manually decrypting these packages prior to releasing to the WSUS channel, the process of which is both time consuming and error prone.
KB3159706 introduces this functionality to WSUS for /R2, such that it can now natively decrypt this content.
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except you’ll actually know what is going on instead of a bunch of green 1s and 0s floating everywhere you look.