Force Windows Update
Posted 05 September 2005 - 08:36 PM
In other words, I want to simulate whatever happens at 3:00 AM every day (well, that's the default time). I'm guessing I need to send the right switch to wuauclt.exe?
Posted 05 September 2005 - 09:09 PM
And on the same note, how do I change the behavior of Windows Update? How do I choose "download and prompt me to install" instead of "download and install automatically"?
This post has been edited by Nick2588: 05 September 2005 - 09:16 PM
Posted 06 September 2005 - 02:03 AM
:: stop Automatic Update service NET STOP WUAUSERV :: Reset to force client to perform a detection cycle REG DELETE "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\WindowsUpdate\Auto Update" /v LastWaitTimeout /f :: start Automatic Update service NEt START WUAUSERV
Posted 08 December 2005 - 07:58 AM
The file wuauclt1.exe is part of the "Background Intelligent Transfer Service". It retrieves Critical Updates for Windows and shows up on the task manager process list when its waiting for confirmation - for example to confirm permission to download a file.
Info found at Security Task Manager