LKBEN10576: Submit an immediate check for WSUS update per commandline


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LKB | Created: 02/04/2020 | Version: 0 | Language: EN | Rating: 0 | Outdated: False | Marked for deletion: False

Author: Wim Peeters - Keskon GmbH & Co. KG


Symptom

You have to wait quite long before WSUS shows activity

Cause

This is by design. To speed up things WSUS can be used with command line parameters.

Solution

To check for patches without waiting you can use: 

wuauclt.exe /detectnow -> this will do a detect for patches

For generating a client report you use:

wuauclt.exe /reportnow -> this will generate a report for the mom server

And some others:

wuauclt.exe /resetauthorization /detectnow -> this will reset your authorisationwuauclt.exe /DemoUI -> test for your systray
wuauclt.exe /ShowSettingsDialog -> shows the settings dialog

About the Author

Wim Peeters is electronics engineer with an additional master in IT and over 30 years of experience including time spent in support, development, consulting, training and database administration. Wim has worked with SQL Server since version 6.5. He has developed in C/C++, Java and C# on Windows and Linux in different European countries and different European languages. He writes knowledge base articles to solve IT problems and publishes them on the Lubby Knowledge Platform where he is one of the most important contributors and the main developer.

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