Alert: Silent Clients
Management Pack Name: Windows Server Update Services 3.0
Management Pack Version: 6.0.5000.0
Rule or Monitor: Monitor
Rule or Monitor Name: Silent Clients
Rule or Monitor Notes: None
Issue: This monitor includes a pretty good Knowledge Article discussing troubleshooting steps for a
corrupted WSUS client or server. But sometimes it’s not applicable. Silent Client could be a client that were removed from network permanently (for example: due to a hardware replacement or server decommission).
Resolution: IF you are sure that those clients were removed from network you need to run the WSUS server Cleanup Wizard and clean up a database (check the Computer not contacting the server option). I think it is a good idea to run this wizard on a regular basis to keep the WSUS clean.