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The Windows Server Update Service (WSUS) enables information technology administrators to deploy the latest Microsoft product updates. By using WSUS, administrators can fully manage the distribution of updates that are released through Microsoft Update to computers in their network. This topic provides an overview of this server role and more information about how to deploy and maintain WSUS

Verify client computer functionality

Open a command prompt and type wuauclt.exe /detectnow to force the detection.

After the detection is finished, open Windows Explorer and check the %WinDir%\WindowsUpdate.log to verify that the forced detection was successful.

–> Windows Update logs are now generated using ETW (Event Tracing for Windows). Please run the Get-WindowsUpdateLog PowerShell command to convert ETW traces into a readable WindowsUpdate.log.

Using PowerShell Get-WindowsUpdateLog:

1) On the Windows 10 device you wish to read the WindowsUpdate.log open PowerShell with Administrative rights (I prefer to use PowerShell ISE)

2) Perform the command “PS C:\WINDOWS\system32> Get-WindowsUpdateLog”

How to set up WSUS on Windows Server 2012 R2 – A Step-by-Step Guide

What is Default Web Port used by WSUS Server on a win 2012 R2 server.

Verify the WSUS Migration

Windows 10, WindowsUpdate.log and how to view it with PowerShell or Tracefmt.exe

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wsus.txt · Last modified: 2020/12/25 23:08 (external edit)

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