Within vCenter 6 how to find out if Windows  Update is manual or automatic

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Gaurav SinghSolutions Architect
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there is no way to find out the windows update from vcenter. you need to login to windows server to check update or use Patching tools like SCCM or BMC tools to patch your windows servers.
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE Fellow)VMware and Virtualization Consultant
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for the vCenter Server for Windows ? e.g.the OS vCenter Server is installed on ?

look at Windows Updates ?
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Thanks for your replies.  Wanted to make my question very clear.

1. I have about 100 Windows (2008/2012..) VMs managed by vCenter 6.0 installed on Windows 2008 R2 (not appliance)
2. All I needed to know was  if each of these Windows VMs  " Windows Update"  is set up Manually or Automatically.
3. What is the best way to find out.
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vCenter Server for Windows cannot help you.

So you would have to logon to each Windows Server and Check, or why not Add all servers to Active Directory Organational Unit, and then Apply a Group Policy to ensure all are set to Automatic.

You could also then deploy a WSUS Server, and point all your servers there!

Or use Powershell scripting, see here

https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/windowsserver/en-US/005f4664-8e49-4331-86bd-341e24b9948f/powershell-script-to-change-windows-automatic-update-settings?forum=winserverpowershell

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