How to 'trigger' the installation of downloaded automatic updates if yellow 'shield' icon not displayed.
Posted on 2007-11-19
We have a number of servers that connect to our WSUS server to download Windows Automatic Updates when required. When these updates are downloaded they require manual installation (I'm not a fan of servers updating themselves unattended!). Normally a yellow shield icon appears in the system tray to indicate that updates are ready to install. I then log onto the machine, click the yellow icon, and choose to install the updates. However, quite often, (and I don't understand why), the yellow shield icon will disappear again when I next log on, even if updates havn't been installed. Often it reappears again a little while after I've logged on.
My question is simply this - if there are updates that have downloaded to the server and are ready to install, BUT there is no yellow shield icon to click, is there any way to 'trigger' the installation of the updates? Or perhaps just a way to make the shield icon appear again?
At the moment I resort to going to the Windows Update website to check for downloads and then install them that way...