Re: Imaging and BITS problem
This actually happens when the machines haven’t been syspreped properly. That’ll result in dublicate AU client IDs which will only appear once in the WSUS admin console (although all the clients will still update).
There are a few other manual steps inolved in resetting the dublicate id (As well as available scripts)
a. Run regedit and go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionWindowsUpdate
b. Delete the PingID, SUSClientID and the AccountDomainSID values
c. Stop and start the Wuauserv Service
d. From the command prompt run: wuauclt /resetauthorization /detectnow