I use the WSUS server to manage and apply all of my updates for the XP workstations and Windows 2003 Servers. My primary access to the Windows 2003 Servers is through the windows remote desktop application. I have noticed recently that on RDP connection to the servers, the Windows Update icon that typically appears in the task bar adjacent to the clock no longer appears to apply the updates. (See attached image). According to my WSUS server, there are 15+ updates ready to install on these servers. I have tried to force the update (wuauclt.exe /detectnow) with no success. Is there a way to start the updates without going through the icon on the taskbar?
(Note: I am experiencing this only on my 2003 servers that I access through RDP, the XP workstations are fine.)