Wsus updating non domain computers
At the bottom there is a link "Check online for updates from Microsoft Update".If I click it it will work but I want the windows update to work by itself not manually.Here we need to create two GPO, one for the Windows XP computers and another one for Windows 7 computers. Open Configure Automatic Updates, select Enable and under Options choose the way updates are going to be installed on clients. Port is optional, and use it only if your WSUS site is installed on a different port (8530). We still need to configure updates for the Windows 7 systems, so create a new GPO on the Windows 7 OU.
Off course is an ugly job to do this manually for 300 clients, but this is where Group Policy comes in.
All you have to do is make a some configuration settings in WSUS, create a new GPO (Group Policy Object), configure that GPO, and attach it to an OU (Organizational Unit) in AD. First let’s configure WSUS settings; open your WSUS console, go to Options and click Computers. The main purpose of groups in WSUS are to organize computers. To create some groups right-click on All Computers an choose Add Computer Group. You remember on WSUS those two groups that we created (XP Computers and 7 Computers), now is time to use one of them.
This is where we tell WSUS how computers are added to groups. The default option is to add those computers manually, but we don’t want that, so choose the second option Use Group Policy or registry setting on computers. I’m going to create two groups here, one will be Group Policy Management. As you can see we have a lot of options here to configure Windows updates, but I’m going to configure just some of them, the rest I’ll live it to you. In the Target group name for this computer type XP Computers, click OK, and close the Group Policy Management Editor.
If we uncheck the “Store updates locally” checkbox, then the updates will be downloaded directly from the Microsoft website when needed. We also need to choose the method that will be used to manage the WSUS database.
We can choose among the following options that are also presented below: In our case we’ll choose the Internal Database option as presented in the picture below: Before finishing the installation, we also need to select the website that WSUS will use; we can choose between two options: After the installation process, we need to follow a few configuration steps, as outlined below.
The first step basically tells us what we need to do before configuring WSUS, such as properly configuring the firewall.