The command line parameters do not care what the server is configured to do.
They work in all scenarios.
The /resetauthorization parameter is designed to expire and discard the
targeting cooking under all circumstances.
In the event of client-side targeting, the cookie will be rebuilt with the
current policy setting.
In the event of server-side targeting, the WUA will query the WSUS server
(database) for the current assigned target group.
Lawrence Garvin, M.S., MCTS, MCP
Independent WSUS Evangelist
MVP-Software Distribution (2005-2007)
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