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Wsus and Windows 0.0

23. December 2009

Some days ago i installed Windows Software Update Services under Windows 2008 R2 – everything worked fine without a problem. After the first clients were connected i was really surprised – they were displayed as “Windows 0.0”. It needed some time (for the first client “initialization”) and then everything was correctly displayed 🙂 So i just wanted to show you this “funny” screenshot.

Windows 0.0

Have a nice day happy Christmas and a good New Year 😀

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  1. Dan permalink

    Hey mate I got the same problem with one windows 7 pc in my network, the issue started when this pc was getting all the updates from the wsus and still does but my wsus server could’t see it so I did this:

    Before we begin the process it is important to stop the automatic update service.

    1. Go to the start menu, click run and type “net stop wuauserv”

    2. Go to the start menu, click run and type “regedit”

    3. Browse to HKLM\Software\Microsft\Windows\CurrentVersion\WindowsUpdate, and locate and delete the following keys:

    · SusClientId

    · SusClientIdValidation

    (This step is very important as if your computers have all been created using the same image the SusClientId & SusClientIdValidation will be duplicated on every computer. Meaning either they will not populate in the WSUS Admin Console or you will have computers appearing then disappearing in the console, because they all have the same id’s).

    4. Next browse to HKLM\Software\Microsft\Windows\CurrentVersion\WindowsUpdate\Auto Update, and locate and delete the following keys:

    · LastWaitTimeout

    · DetectionstartTime

    · NextDetectionTime

    5. Next browse to HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Currentversion\Internet Settings\Connections, and locate and delete the following keys:

    · WinHttpSettings

    6. Next browse to HKLM\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows, and see if there is a Windows Update policy. If there isn’t you will need to find a computer that does have the policy and Export the policies onto a USB stick. Next insert the USB stick into the computer that need the policy and locate and double click on the policy. A small window should pop up telling you the import of the Windows Update policy was successful.

    7. Once all this had been done you need to start the update service by going to the start menu, clicking run and typing in “net start wuauserv”.

    8. Go to the start menu, click run and type “wuauclt.exe /detectnow” this will go and probe the WSUS Server and install the missing patches to the PC that you have set to install. It will also recreate the SusClientId you deleted with a unique one

    9. Go to the start menu, click run and type “services.msc”. Make sure the following Services are started and set have the following settings:

    · Automatic Updates – Automatic

    · BITS – Manual

    · Event Logs – Automatic

    · WUSServ – Automatic

    after that the pc appear with windows 0.0 I never see before any thoghts why?

    • Sorry no idea why that happens – but your way is really “interesting” – why aren’t you using sysprep?

  2. Hmm is anyone else encountering problems
    with the pictures on this blog loading? I’m trying to determine if its a problem on my end or
    if it’s the blog. Any responses would be greatly appreciated.

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