Tag Archives: WSUS

Cleaning out WSUS

This is for when the clean up wizard is borking out and repeatedly running it doesn’t feel like its making any progress (not that it tells you anyway).

The server/instance name to connect to with SSMS is:
\\.\pipe\MSSQL$MICROSOFT##SSEE\sql\query

If the above doesn’t work then just uninstall WSUS and start again… its not that painful apart from the amount of crap you have to download.

WSUS Commands

wuauclt /detectnow

https://mcpmag.com/articles/2017/08/10/automate-wsus-using-the-powershell-updateservices.aspx

https://www.business.com/articles/powershell-windows-software-update-services/

WSUS Commands in Windows 10 / Server 2016:
https://omgdebugging.com/2017/10/09/command-line-equivalent-of-wuauclt-in-windows-10-windows-server-2016/

usoclient StartScan

WSUS in PowerShell:
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/powershell/module/wsus/get-wsusserver?view=win10-ps