However odd might be the question, you (Lawrence Garvin) are far to having the answers.
I am systems adminsitrator at a government site in Argentina. Here that means I'm net-admin, tech-guy, help-desk, and I also program the microwave ovens, because if it has buttons, somebody thinks it's my turf.
Until two years ago there were another two guys working with/under me. Before that, there were four. Work was collaborative, which means there was a lot of rotation. Not only because we all wear all hats, but because low wages makes people come and go somewhat
So, at some point, years ago, somebody tinkered with WSUS and now I find Windows 7, 2003 and 2008 are unable to update. As I stated above, I am alone now. Documentation is non-existent, I have no idea who the tinkerer was and even if I did, I don't think
he would remember what he did.
Why XP is not affected? No idea. I only know I took a look at windowsupdate.log and found a reference to a WSUS server at an IP in my network, but there's nothing there. I also know I don't know crap about WSUS and I'm just fumbling around trying to
learn, and I would probably ask questions like that, if I was prone to asking questions, which I'm not.
So, there you have it: I'm the ultimate power in this network and I'm totally lost. Sooo, I think you should climb down from your horse and mingle a little with the peasants. Of course you probably don't mind, but you come across as full of sht, no matter
how many points you have.
Lawson Gold, thanks a lot.