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Unable to change group membership

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Created by Leif Amland, last modified by MindTouch on Jun 23, 2016

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Due to Client Side Targeting in the GPO, you will not be able to move any computers. In order to change group membership via Patch Manager, Client Side Targeting needs to be disabled or new GPO needs to be created for the new group.

The following is an example of workstation membership group change failure with Client Side Targeting enabled:



This example of a workstation membership change shows success with Client Side Targeting disabled:



All Patch Manager versions


  1. In the Group Policy Editor, select the WSUS policies you are using, and click Edit.
  2. Under Computer Configuration, expand Administrative Templates > Windows Components > Windows Update.
  3. Double-click Client Side Targeting, and select Not Configured or Disabled.
  4. Update the Group Policy for the workstation.
  5. You should now be able to change groups for the workstation now.



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