How to find a WSUS server from a client machine.

There may be a time when you are working at a site where you did not set up the original network, perhaps you are a contractor or the previous person who looked after this field has left. Alternatively, it could be a case that you are on site fixing a machine and need to remember the name of your WSUS server. Regardless of your reasons it is actually pretty simple to locate the WSUS server when on a client machine. These are two methods that can be used.

Using the Resultant Set of Policy Microsoft Management Console Snap In (rsop.msc)

Click on the Start button -> Inside the search box type in rsop.msc-> Right click and select Run as administrator.

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Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Windows Components -> Windows Update.

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Right click on Specify intranet Microsoft update service location. Look inside the two fields this will list the WSUS server and the port.

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Using the Registry Editor (regedit.exe)

Click on the Start button -> Inside the search box type in regedit-> Click on regedit.exe.

Navigate to the following key.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate\

The WSUS server can be found next to WUServer.

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