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Pushing out Windows updates to client PCs

How do I make SUS push out Windows updates to client PCs? I have synchronized my server with the Windows Update server(s), approved the updates I want to push out, created a policy in ADUC and ordered the "push out" to start at a specific time. The client PCs have the Windows Update-icon greyed-out in C.Panel suggesting that they are now getting their updates from AD but when the scheduled time comes around, nothing happens! Any advice?

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SUS doesn't push the updates, the client contacts the server and pulls them down. See the following resources for troubleshooting the client downloads:

This was first published in December 2003

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