WSUS and WUAUCLT, making atsea admin life better
Posted on 2009-04-15
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!!!!