Updating windows update agent wsus
We have already seen how to manually reset Windows Update components to default.
Today we will take a look at a Reset Windows Update Client Script that will completely reset the Windows Update client settings.
This script will completely reset the Windows Update client settings.
It has been tested on Windows 7, 8, 10, and Server 2012 R2.
Also please see screenshot of Windows Update Agent 7.6.7600.256 being installed as well as updates that aren’t security related (I have several of them on other screenshots) despite having security only which has since been changed to NONE, Windows update seems to only be honoring our request unless MS really wants it installed and this is using WSUS…
Do a search for the windows update agent in “Installed Updates” and it won’t show up, but from my screenshot you can clearly see it was successful…Welcome to our unique respite from the madness.
Because of some limitations of the cmdlets available in Power Shell, this script calls some legacy utilities (sc.exe, netsh.exe, wusa.exe, etc). Once you confirm, the script will run and reset Windows Update client.
The updates can be tested by an administrator against the company-specific configurations to avoid problems on production machines.Keep it civil, please: Decorous Lounge rules strictly enforced. [The following article is authored by one of the Windows Embedded MVPs (Most Valuable Professionals).There are already a lot of blog posts and articles on DUA to be recommended as a great resource on this topic.
This is why I will not go into depth with DUA and focus on WSUS in this post.While Windows Updates works smoothly most of the time, users may at times encounter issues while running Windows Update – like for instance – despite updates being available, the service might not detect and install them, updates might get not get installed properly, thus creating issues, the Windows Update service might be stuck at ‘updating’ and not update at all, and so on.