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WSUS Computer Groups not appearing in Patch Manager console

Created by Brandon Painter, last modified by MindTouch on Jun 23, 2016

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When a new computer group is added in the WSUS console, it does not appear in the Patch Manager console. 


  • Patch Manager 2.0 and later
  • WSUS 3.0 and later


A specific cause for this is not currently known.


  1. In the Patch Manager console, go to Enterprise > Update Services and select the WSUS in the middle pane.
  2. Click Delete in the Actions pane to Remove your WSUS server and follow the prompts.
  3. Close the Patch Manager Console and Restart the Emenentware Data Grid Server Service
  4. After the service has been restarted launch the Admin Console go to Enterprise > Update Services and in the Actions Pane click Add or Configure WSUS Server in the Actions pane and enter your server's details  to re-add the server.


You will need to reconfigure your WSUS Inventory task and to do that follow the steps below.


  1. Go to Patch Manager System Configuration > Management Groups > Managed Enterprise and select your WSUS in the middle pane.
  2. In the Actions Pane select Schedule Inventory and follow the steps to run the inventory on the schedule you choose


If the above steps do not resolve your issue you should remove the computer groups from WSUS then re-add them in the Patch Manager. To add the computer groups in Patch Manager follow the steps below.

  1. Go to Enterprise > Update Services > Expand your WSUS > Expand Computers and Groups
  2. Select All computers and wait for it to populate, then right click All Computers and Add Computer Group.
  3. Follow the prompts and for each group you wish to create you will need to select the parent object then righ-click it to add Computer Group
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