I recently started working with a new company maintaining their network. Because the old network admin left of bad terms I was tasked with documenting the network and getting things back in align. Because I was in an unknown environment I didn’t know where the WSUS server was located. There are two main ways to find out what server is the WSUS server.
- Registry – Using the regedit tool you can find this registry entry. It will tell you where it’s located – HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate
- Group Policy – You will need to open up the “Group Policy Management” look through all the “Group Policy Objects” entries and figure out which one is responsible for WSUS. The setting is located in “Computer Configuration – Policies – Administrative Templates – Windows Components – Windows Updates”.
Hope this helps someone!