I want my Windows 7 to get windows update from my local WSUS server instead of getting updates from the internet.
Group policy editor
Launch the group policy editor (gpedit.msc)
Go to Computer Configuration –> Administrative Templates –> Windows Components –> Windows Update
Make Windows to get updates from WSUS
There are two parameters you need to tell Windows where to get the updates.
On Specify intranet Microsoft update service location you need to set the hostname or IP address of the WSUS server and enable it.
Then enable the Configure Automatic Updates and choose the schedule you want.
Use regedit to check the settings. The registry path is Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate
Launch services.msc to restart the Windows Update service.
Download the updates
Got an error 80072EE6, this is because the WSUS URL is misconfigured.
On WSUS you can see there are computers listed.
As you can see the new computer win7test has not yet reported to WSUS, I can make this quicker by typing the command
wuauclt /reportnow on my Windows 7 client machine.
Updates need to be approved prior for the client stations to download. WSUS will advise how many needed updates are for the machines.