Force WSUS Check-In from Client

Mark Berry June 16, 2011

To get a Windows client to check in with its Automatic Update server:

wuauclt.exe /detectnow

To see what Automatic updates has been doing on a client:

notepad %WinDir%\WindowsUpdate.log

Search for “server URL” to see where automatic updates are coming from.

More at the WSUS Client FAQ on the WSUS Wiki.

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