JSI Tip 10186. A Windows XP computer that was set up by using an image does not appear in the WSUS (Windows Server Update Services) console?

If the image was not created by Sysprep or another unique SID program, you will experience the subject behavior, because the imaged clients may have a duplicate SusClientID value in the registry.

I have scripted FixSusClientID.bat to resolve this problem. Run the FixSusClientID.bat script on an imaged Windows XP computer. Ten minutes after FixSusClientID.bat finishes, start the WSUS console to verify that the clients appear.

FixSusClientID.bat contains:

@echo off
net stop wuauserv
REG DELETE "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\WindowsUpdate" /V PingID /F
REG DELETE "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\WindowsUpdate" /V AccountDomainSid /F
REG DELETE "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\WindowsUpdate" /V SusClientId /F
net start wuauserv
wuauclt.exe /resetauthorization /detectnow

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