WSUS clients wuauclt

Hi Experts,

I'm implementing WSUS in my network. Everything seem to work fine.

I need a way to let the clients detect the available updates on the WSUS server. I know it can be done with the command wuauclt.exe /detectnow. What would be a good way to push this command from a remote pc to all the clients in the netwerk?

Anyone knows wat the other wuauclt switches do? /resetauthorization and /reportnow?



The switches are documented here: https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc708617%28v=ws.10%29.aspx and https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc720477(WS.10) (if you would want to call that documentation, Microsoft).

To provoke network wide detection, use this nice AD addon for free: specops gpupdate



The switches are documented here: https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc708617%28v=ws.10%29.aspx and https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc720477(WS.10) (if you would want to call that documentation, Microsoft).

To provoke network wide detection, use this nice AD addon for free: specops gpupdate



I need a way to let the clients detect the available updates on the WSUS server.


They do that by default on their own every 22 hours(Can be modified). You can schedule updates to be installed at specific times using group policies.



Use a group policy as the above poster says this is best practice.

Also some other tips.

1. Use a test group of PCs, be careful deploying updates to all computers ive seen instances of machines not coming back up amongst other things.
2. Avoid the first releases of updates take your time installing them unless the need is critical. First releases are always the buggy ones let some other guys PC's crash rather than yours.



Thanks, i configured the gpo;

Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Windows Components -> Windows Update -> Automatic Updates detection frequency



The computers contact wsus every 22 hours by default and also each time they start.
So if you needed a solution on how to manually invoke additional detections (it sounded like this, because If you didn't look for this, you wouldn't need to do anything ). I provided the way. Also you asked for documentation of the wuauclt switches and I provided that also. But the points go to the others. Can you explain, please?

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