Windows Server 2003 Wuauclt command line

Finally- after a lot of misses, I think I’ve got a list of command-line switches for wuauclt.exe thanks to the SysInternals procexp.exe tool (although I don’t use all of them, the Sysinternals suite is just great…). Here goes:

/DetectNow
/ReportNow
/RunHandlerComServer
/RunStoreAsComServer
/ShowSettingsDialog
/ResetAuthorization
/ResetEulas
/ShowWU
/ShowWindowsUpdate
/CloseWindowsUpdate
/SelfUpdateManaged
/SelfUpdateUnmanaged
/UpdateNow
/ShowWUAutoScan
/ShowFeaturedUpdates
/ShowOptions
/ShowFeaturedOptInDialog
/DemoUI

If you’re wondering why I needed this, we still have a few Server 2003 boxes kicking around that don’t have the nice Updates UI that appeared with Server 2008. It’s funny, all I needed was for the server to tell me it needed a reboot to finish installing updates but I had to try a lot of the above switches before I got the right little yellow shield.

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