Useful WSUS Commands To Know

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during my SCCM and WSUS building i have needed to check if the client computer is receiving updates and specific ones. There’s quite a few command to choose from but the only ones I need regularly are the ones to force update checks. They work with Windows 2000 Server and Windows Server 2003, though they make work on other versions.

Curiosity or something failed you can find the Windows Update log can be found at %systemroot%\WindowsUpdate.log opened with notepad and such like.

Manually restart the update service.
net stop wuauserv
net start wuauserv

I’m a very busy person i can’t wait…….!! :/    Now to check with the WSUS server see if updates are showing;
wuauclt /detectnow
The detectnow switch will force a query to the WSUS server to see if there are any updates that are needed.

ReportNow switch will force the client to send updated status to the WSUS server. It may take a minute or two for the server to reconcile and display the updated status.
wuauclt /r /ReportNow

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