0 Replies Latest reply on Jun 22, 2012 2:09 PM by SolarWinds Community Team

    Windows Update Agent command line - install now and other interesting arguments

    SolarWinds Community Team

      Thought I would just share...

      /DetectNow - request the Windows Update Agent to do a scan

      /ReportNow - when using this, use it in combination with /DetectNow, so wuauclt.exe /DetectNow /ReportNow to get the Windows Update Agent to scan and send the reporting events to the WSUS mothership

      /RunHandlerComServer

      /RunStoreAsComServer

      /ShowSettingsDialog - invokes the CPL UI for the current AU settings

      /ResetAuthorization - resets the authorization cookie

      /ResetEULAs - resets the EULA that have been accepted?

      /ShowWU - shows the Windows Update page or CPL (in Vista or later)

      /ShowWindowsUpdate - shows the Windows Update page or CPL (in Vista or later)

      /UpdateNow - seems like it wants to start a download and install if configured otherwise you see this...

      2009-10-01 08:08:50:695 1428 e7c Misc ===========  Logging initialized (build: 7.2.6001.788, tz: -0500)  ===========
      2009-10-01 08:08:50:695 1428 e7c Misc   = Process: C:\Windows\system32\wuauclt.exe
      2009-10-01 08:08:50:695 1428 e7c Misc   = Module: C:\Windows\system32\wucltux.dll
      2009-10-01 08:08:50:695 1428 e7c CltUI AU client got new directive = 'Download Approval', serviceId = {3DA21691-E39D-4DA6-8A4B-B43877BCB1B7}, return = 0
      2009-10-01 08:10:35:220 1088 1248 AU Can not call UpdateNow if AU is not configured for auto download)
      2009-10-01 08:10:35:220 1088 1248 AU WARNING: UpdateNow failed with hr:80070005

      /DemoUI -shows the shield for WU and pops the balloon