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Windows Update Agent questions.

Hello Experts,

          I have some questions on WUA for WSUS.

1. where this will be installed?

2. I came across a situation where if you install different version of WUA (Higher) on client systems then it will not properly report to WSUS server. Is it true?

3. Is this the one which will generate WSUS Client ID for client system? ( I think so)

Thanks,

_Prashant_
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Prashant Girennavar
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HornAlumCommented:
wuauclt.exe is typically located in your windows/system32 folder.

I've never heard of different versions of wua other than whatever comes on the machine.

often, when something doesn't report to WSUS, i do a wuauclt /detectnow or even a wuauclt /resetauthorization
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Prashant GirennavarAuthor Commented:
Thanks for the answer.

  We had situation where the WSUS version is 3.2.7600.226 and WUA on all the client is 7.4.7600.226.

  But we had one server which was havnig WUA version 7.6.7600.256 and was not reporting to WSUS server. we did run those above command and we did reset the WSUS Client as well , but no go.

Finally we downgraded the server WUA to 7.4.7600.226 then it started reporting to WSUS.

Normally this is not the case I belive Right.? As per my understanding Client can have any version of WUA on them , they should report to WSUS.

WUA is the which generates the WSUS Client ID right?

Please clarify,

Thanks,

_Prashant_
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Donald StewartNetwork AdministratorCommented:
WSUS ALWAYS updates itself to the latest wuaclt. Then the clients query WSUS for the latest, just as they query for their updates.
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Donald StewartNetwork AdministratorCommented:
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Prashant GirennavarAuthor Commented:
That means client query WUS for latest WUA and WSUS will give the latest WUA to all the clients?

 HOw about the WSUS Client ID Questions?
 WUA is the one which generates the WSUS Client ID right?

Thanks,

_Prashant_
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Donald StewartNetwork AdministratorCommented:
"That means client query WUS for latest WUA and WSUS will give the latest WUA to all the clients?"

Yes

"HOw about the WSUS Client ID Questions?
 WUA is the one which generates the WSUS Client ID right?"

Yes, in fact the command  "wuauclt.exe /resetauthorization /detectnow" does this(if it dont exist/is deleted)
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Prashant GirennavarAuthor Commented:
Thank You.....
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