Solved

WSUS and WUAUCLT, making atsea admin  life better

Posted on 2009-04-15
4
1,345 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-06
OK:

I am just trying to make Windows updates more admin friendly. I am at sea, using slow Ku band VSAT, and the more WSUS takes care of for me,  the better. When downloading updates, there are a few spots that you need to basically register with Microsoft to ensure you are in compliance with the End User License agreement, (EULA).  Otherwise, updates will not continue. One is called Microsoft Genuine advantage tool. Once downloaded, you can continue on with your updates. For XP with office, without EULA registration,  you have 500mb of updates left.

My WSUS question:
Is there a way to get the WSUS service to download Microsoft Genuine advantage tools, and active X controls so that microsoft uses to determine if you comply with EULA so I can continue on through my updates without too much interuption? There are three spots that updates are interupted with the WSUS server.

My WUAUCLT question:
I type WUAUCLT /detectnow and it appears to work, It just skips a line and goes to the next command line. When I type WUAUCLT /help or /? to see the options, nothing happnes. It too skips a line and goes to the next command line. If I type WUAUCLTdiag. It too skips a line and goes to the next command line.

Do I need to download a  WUAUCLT  client tool? Does WSUS have this available for authorize as a download so I can distribute it out to all of my machines (VISTA, XP, 2003 Serv, 2008 Serv)??

THANKS IN ADVANCE!!!!

John
0
Comment
Question by:ChiefIT
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 3
4 Comments
 
LVL 47

Assisted Solution

by:Donald Stewart
Donald Stewart earned 500 total points
ID: 24150377
0
 
LVL 38

Author Comment

by:ChiefIT
ID: 24150958
dstewartjr:

Why does the wuauclt /? or /help not display the switches. if I run either at the command prompt this is what I see:
_____________________________
C:\ wuauclt /?  (or /help)

C:\
____________________________
Shouldn't it display the switches as a help feature?

One last thing:
Microsoft has two Genuine advantage tools that need to be installed pior to getting some updates. For instance, Inernet Explorer 7 needs Genuine advantage prior to downloading. I have IE7 on the WSUS server awaiting most computers to install. IE7 has been approved for all domain computers, (except MAC), but will not install because the need to register.

This happens about 4 times during a WSUS update from a bare bones machine and it stops the WSUS updates each time. So, I have to go to the Microsoft web site and register with EULA, then my WSUS server gives me another group of updates each time. Am I missing a section of WSUS downloads that registers with microsoft that I can download so WSUS updates go more smoothely?
0
 
LVL 47

Expert Comment

by:Donald Stewart
ID: 24151047
The wuauclt /? is normal, don't know why microshaft hasnt provided these. I did however give you all the switches available in the FAQ's
Here's what I found on the eula issue
http://blogs.technet.com/wsus/archive/2008/04/22/auto-approval-and-eulas.aspx
 
http://blogs.technet.com/sus/archive/2008/08/26/missing-end-user-license-agreement-eula-will-cause-error-0x80240033-in-the-updateshandler-log.aspx
 
http://www.wsuswiki.com/WSUS3AutomaticApprovalGotchas 
0
 
LVL 47

Accepted Solution

by:
Donald Stewart earned 500 total points
ID: 24151074
0

Featured Post

NFR key for Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365

Veeam is happy to provide a free NFR license (for 1 year, up to 10 users). This license allows for the non‑production use of Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 in your home lab without any feature limitations.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Auditing domain password hashes is a commonly overlooked but critical requirement to ensuring secure passwords practices are followed. Methods exist to extract hashes directly for a live domain however this article describes a process to extract u…
For anyone that has accidentally used newSID with Server 2008 R2 (like I did) and hasn't been able to get the server running again because you were unlucky (as I was) and had no backups - I was able to get things working by doing a Registry Hive rec…
This Micro Tutorial hows how you can integrate  Mac OSX to a Windows Active Directory Domain. Apple has made it easy to allow users to bind their macs to a windows domain with relative ease. The following video show how to bind OSX Mavericks to …
Nobody understands Phishing better than an anti-spam company. That’s why we are providing Phishing Awareness Training to our customers. According to a report by Verizon, only 3% of targeted users report malicious emails to management. With compan…

726 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question