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Old 13-09-2007
Andrew
 
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Force WSUS Client to Poll WSUS Server

Is there a way after an update is approved to force the WSUS client to
checkin and pull down the updates on demand instead of waiting for the
specified time interval?

Thanks
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Old 13-09-2007
PA Bear
 
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Re: Force WSUS Client to Poll WSUS Server

Forwarded to WSUS newsgroup via crosspost:
microsoft.public.windows.server.update_services as a convenience to OP.

On the web:
http://www.microsoft.com/communities...pdate_services

In your newsreader:
news://msnews.microsoft.com/microsof...pdate_services
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~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
MS MVP-Windows (IE, OE, Security, Shell/User) since 2002
AumHa VSOP & Admin http://aumha.net; DTS-L http://dts-l.org/

Andrew wrote:
> Is there a way after an update is approved to force the WSUS client to
> checkin and pull down the updates on demand instead of waiting for the
> specified time interval?
>
> Thanks



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Old 13-09-2007
BigEd
 
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Re: Force WSUS Client to Poll WSUS Server

Run wuauclt.exe /detectnow from a command prompt on the client.

"PA Bear" <PABearMVP@gmail.com> wrote in message
news:O$Axm6h9HHA.4200@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
> Forwarded to WSUS newsgroup via crosspost:
> microsoft.public.windows.server.update_services as a convenience to OP.
>
> On the web:
> http://www.microsoft.com/communities...pdate_services
>
> In your newsreader:
> news://msnews.microsoft.com/microsof...pdate_services
> --
> ~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
> MS MVP-Windows (IE, OE, Security, Shell/User) since 2002
> AumHa VSOP & Admin http://aumha.net; DTS-L http://dts-l.org/
>
> Andrew wrote:
>> Is there a way after an update is approved to force the WSUS client to
>> checkin and pull down the updates on demand instead of waiting for the
>> specified time interval?
>>
>> Thanks

>
>



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Old 14-09-2007
t
 
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RE: Force WSUS Client to Poll WSUS Server



"Andrew" wrote:

> Is there a way after an update is approved to force the WSUS client to
> checkin and pull down the updates on demand instead of waiting for the
> specified time interval?
>
> Thanks
> --
> adebratto

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Old 14-09-2007
t
 
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RE: Force WSUS Client to Poll WSUS Server



"Andrew" wrote:

> Is there a way after an update is approved to force the WSUS client to
> checkin and pull down the updates on demand instead of waiting for the
> specified time interval?
>
> Thanks
> --
> adebratto

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Old 14-09-2007
Andrew
 
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Re: Force WSUS Client to Poll WSUS Server

That command does not seem to do much of anything?
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adebratto


"BigEd" wrote:

> Run wuauclt.exe /detectnow from a command prompt on the client.
>
> "PA Bear" <PABearMVP@gmail.com> wrote in message
> news:O$Axm6h9HHA.4200@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
> > Forwarded to WSUS newsgroup via crosspost:
> > microsoft.public.windows.server.update_services as a convenience to OP.
> >
> > On the web:
> > http://www.microsoft.com/communities...pdate_services
> >
> > In your newsreader:
> > news://msnews.microsoft.com/microsof...pdate_services
> > --
> > ~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
> > MS MVP-Windows (IE, OE, Security, Shell/User) since 2002
> > AumHa VSOP & Admin http://aumha.net; DTS-L http://dts-l.org/
> >
> > Andrew wrote:
> >> Is there a way after an update is approved to force the WSUS client to
> >> checkin and pull down the updates on demand instead of waiting for the
> >> specified time interval?
> >>
> >> Thanks

> >
> >

>
>
>

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Old 14-09-2007
Harry Johnston
 
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Re: Force WSUS Client to Poll WSUS Server

Andrew wrote:

> > Is there a way after an update is approved to force the WSUS client to
> > checkin and pull down the updates on demand instead of waiting for the
> > specified time interval?


Yes, using a script. I've written a very simple one, there are others available
on the web which are more flexible.

Mine is here:

<http://www.scms.waikato.ac.nz/~harry/wsusupdate.vbs>

Harry.
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Old 15-09-2007
Sgt_Ed
 
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Re: Force WSUS Client to Poll WSUS Server

Great Redmondmag Article reviewing WSUS.
Look for the section "Big Red Button" which contains a WSUS UPdate Now vbs
script.
http://redmondmag.com/features/artic...torialsid=1775

When I run the script I do a Netstat and look for the connection to my WSUS
server and watch taskmanager CPU column. You can tell when updates are being
pulled and the MSIexe starts running when the updates are being installed.

Ed

http://redmondmag.com/features/artic...torialsid=1775

"Harry Johnston" wrote:

> Andrew wrote:
>
> > > Is there a way after an update is approved to force the WSUS client to
> > > checkin and pull down the updates on demand instead of waiting for the
> > > specified time interval?

>
> Yes, using a script. I've written a very simple one, there are others available
> on the web which are more flexible.
>
> Mine is here:
>
> <http://www.scms.waikato.ac.nz/~harry/wsusupdate.vbs>
>
> Harry.
>

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Old 15-09-2007
Robert Aldwinckle
 
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Re: Force WSUS Client to Poll WSUS Server

"Sgt_Ed" <SgtEd@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:8ADAF297-0E3D-44AB-84BA-0990B23A978E@microsoft.com...
> Great Redmondmag Article reviewing WSUS.
> Look for the section "Big Red Button" which contains a WSUS UPdate Now vbs
> script.
> http://redmondmag.com/features/artic...torialsid=1775
>
> When I run the script I do a Netstat and look for the connection to my WSUS
> server and watch taskmanager CPU column. You can tell when updates are being
> pulled and the MSIexe starts running when the updates are being installed.



Have you tried using

bitsadmin /monitor /allusers

instead?


---


>
> Ed
>
> http://redmondmag.com/features/artic...torialsid=1775
>
> "Harry Johnston" wrote:
>
>> Andrew wrote:
>>
>> > > Is there a way after an update is approved to force the WSUS client to
>> > > checkin and pull down the updates on demand instead of waiting for the
>> > > specified time interval?

>>
>> Yes, using a script. I've written a very simple one, there are others available
>> on the web which are more flexible.
>>
>> Mine is here:
>>
>> <http://www.scms.waikato.ac.nz/~harry/wsusupdate.vbs>
>>
>> Harry.
>>



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