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

First of all, you have to specify the rule of grouping the computers in the WSUS console (targeting).

After you set up a client computer, it will take a few minutes before it appears on the Computers page in the WSUS console.

For client computers configured with an Active Directory-based GPO, it will take about 20 minutes after Group Policy refreshes (that is, applies any new settings to the client computer).

It can also depend on how long your refresh period is as to when the client got the updated policy off the server. Config your DNS Server, point the client DNS to the DNS Server's Static IP Address...

command to output the policies that are being applied to a user/computer. Make sure the client pc's have the internal DNS server, NOT an internet DNS service or ISP.

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: gpupdate /force.

One of the sections lists the policies that were either successfully or unsuccessfully applied. Permission Denied) next to the policies not applied. It's also useful because it drills down and tells you every rule that is currently in place, so it's easy to see what's working and what's not. Once you've done that, do a "gpupdate /force" to update the local policy.

In one of the previous articles we have described the installation of a WSUS server on Windows Server 2012 in detail.

You must be logged in as an administrator to be able to do the steps in this tutorial.

Our GP settings for our Power Options are set to 'Never" sleep on all our Windows 7 machines.

Once I place them on the domain and move... Store/Publishing Images/logos/56x56/windows_symbol_clr_56x56Group Policy Settings Reference for Windows (Vista & 7) and Windows Server (November 05, 2013 refresh) These spreadsheets list the policy settings for computer and user configurations that are...