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Monday, August 3, 2009

Remove SUSClientID for clone workstation

By default when you clone the workstation, the workstation will consist the same SUSClientID. This will cause a problem whereby the workstation will not report status/detected on WSUS server. To verify you can compare both machine by go to the registry


In order to fix this problem, i have created two script file

1. File:- clonewsus.reg

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00


2. File:-clonewsus.bat

@echo off
net stop "wuauserv"
Echo importing clonewsus.reg
%windir%\regedit.exe /s c:\clonewsus.reg
echo wsus.reg imported successfully
net start "wuauserv"
echo forcing update detection
wuauclt /detectnow

Copy both files to C:\drive. Execute file clonewsus.bat.

The script will stop the Windows Update services, go to registry and remove SusClientID and start back the Windows Update services. A new SusClientID entry will obtained. Command wuauclt /detectnow will trigger manual detection using the new SusClientId.

Wait 10-15 minute, Client should be visible in WSUS console.