Here is a list of useful WSUS / Windows Update client commands...


Force Detection of Updates and Report to the WSUS Server:
wuauclt.exe /detectnow /reportnow

Windows Update Log (Checking Errors/Process Status):
%WINDIR%\WindowsUpdate.log

Cleanup all cached files and force detection:
net stop wuauserv
rmdir /S /Q C:\winnt\softwaredistribution
net start wuauserv
wuauclt.exe /resetauthorization /detectnow
Delete winhttpproxy settings:
proxycfg -d



wuauclt /detectnow /register /reportnow



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