Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Force Windows Update Script

Stolen from: http://msmvps.com/blogs/athif/pages/66375.aspx

Copy and Paste the code below into a text file and name it AUForceUpdate.cmd

@echo off
Echo This batch file will Force the Update Detection from the AU client: 
Echo 1. Stops the Automatic Updates Service (wuauserv)
Echo 2. Deletes the LastWaitTimeout registry key (if it exists) 
Echo 3. Deletes the DetectionStartTime registry key (if it exists) 
Echo 4. Deletes the NextDetectionTime registry key (if it exists)
Echo 5. Restart the Automatic Updates Service (wuauserv) 
Echo 6. Force the detection 
@echo on
net stop wuauserv
REG DELETE "HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\WindowsUpdate\Auto Update" /v LastWaitTimeout /f
REG DELETE "HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\WindowsUpdate\Auto Update" /v DetectionStartTime /f
Reg Delete "HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\WindowsUpdate\Auto Update" /v NextDetectionTime /f
net start wuauserv
wuauclt /detectnow
@echo off
Echo This AU client will now check for the Updates on the Local WSUS Server.

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