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So I finally got my WSUS server operating "as advertised" but now none of the clients are "reporting." The console lists some computers and they all say they have not yet reported. I can see their computer name and IP address. 

My boss is really leaning on me to get this working, even though I told him AD was broken and until replication starts happening normally at all our locations applying GPOs may not apply properly. 

My own computer is reporting to the correct server and the registry reflects the correct server and port. But when I try to check for updates I get an error 8024400D. Trying to find a fix looking up that error mostly leads me to plenty of dead ends. 

I have one MS support article here that's pretty involved and it sort of looks promising. Except that I really don't want to try these 150 steps on 550 computers. I want WSUS to be automagic. For example, do you know how many files are involved in re-registering BITS and Windows Update files? There's 2 printed pages of file names. For that step.

Any ideas? I'm beat, I can't think straight anymore. 
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So I finally got my WSUS server operating "as advertised" but now none of the clients are "reporting." The console lists some computers and they all say they have not yet reported. I can see their computer name and IP address. 

My boss is really leaning on me to get this working, even though I told him AD was broken and until replication starts happening normally at all our locations applying GPOs may not apply properly. 

My own computer is reporting to the correct server and the registry reflects the correct server and port. But when I try to check for updates I get an error 8024400D. Trying to find a fix looking up that error mostly leads me to plenty of dead ends. 

I have one MS support article here that's pretty involved and it sort of looks promising. Except that I really don't want to try these 150 steps on 550 computers. I want WSUS to be automagic. For example, do you know how many files are involved in re-registering BITS and Windows Update files? There's 2 printed pages of file names. For that step.

Any ideas? I'm beat, I can't think straight anymore. 
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"I told him AD was broken and until replication starts happening normally at all our locations applying GPOs may not apply properly. "

If AD & DNS is not working you will always have gremlins in the system.

Those HAVE to be healthy in order to troubleshoot anything else.  Without a solid baseline you will be constantly chasing ghosts.

Not to say there is not a configuration or firewall issue, but without that solid baseline its madness...

Willem & Joe can provide more guidance...
 

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... Without a solid baseline you will be constantly chasing ghosts....

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Yes, sigh...

After I replaced the 1 DC that had tombstones, I wanted to wait to move those staff members over to their new server *after* AD was settled. They have roaming profiles and my documents folder redirection. But noooo, he wants me to move them NOW. It's been too long we need to get them moved. Never mind that the GPO that redirects their documents might fail. People don't know if they are saving to their local computer or not. So I know I'm adding misery to my life, but I have no energy to fight him. 

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