Verify Update Services Computer Groups

Updated: March 10, 2009

Applies To: Windows SBS 2008

The Computer Groups that are set up in Update Services are used by Windows SBS 2008 to determine which computers on your network receive updates. You can specify in the Windows SBS Console which computers belong to the Included and Excluded Computer Groups.

To verify the definitions of the Update Services Computer Groups

  1. On the Destination Server, click Start, click Administrative Tools, and then click Microsoft Windows Server Update Services 3.0 SP1.

  2. On the User Account Control dialog box, click Continue.

  3. In the Update Services navigation pane, expand DestinationServerName, expand Computers, and then expand All Computers.

  4. Verify that the following Computer Groups are listed:

    1. Unassigned Computers

    2. Update Services Excluded Computers

    3. Update Services Client Computers

    4. Update Services Server Computers

  5. If the Update Services Excluded Computers group does not exist, do the following to create it:

    1. Right-click All Computers, and then click Add Computer Group.

    2. In the Add Computer Group dialog box, type Update Services Excluded Computers in the Name text box, and then click Add.

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