Does anyone happen to know the executeable that windows runs when it is scheduled to do an automatic update? I'd like to be able to force an update check via automatic update. Obviously I could schedule it to do an automatic update at the end of the hour and just wait. But is there a way to just run a file or command to do it? Thanks
Automatic Updates(16 posts)
Eh I just realized that this isn't in the Vista section. In vista it checks without a browser. I've looked around for a run command.. you may be out of luck. I'll let you know if I find something.
Alright I may have found something. Try C:\Windows\System32\wuauclt.exe . I'm in vista so you may not have it. I tried it and it did nothing but that may be because I'm completely updated.
Yeah thanks Taybay. I ran it on XP and it also does nothing. I'm not sure what that means. I'm pretty sure that's the automatic update program itself. I was able to find some information on it at this KB:
I wish I knew what all the command line switches were for the program. I tried typing wuauclt.exe /? and got nothing.
When you run the program it may be checking for updates. I'm not sure and it's hard to tell since automatic updater runs in the background and shows no GUI unless it finds an update. The thing is I'm pretty sure this particular system does need updates so I'm guessing there is a switch you need to run with wuauclt.exe. I just don't know what the available switches are. Anyone know how to find this out?
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