Windows Update and More WMIC samples

I’m a little behind on my regularly scheduled blog posting, I’ll try to keep up with posting every couple of weeks.

You can use Windows Update to patch Server Core, but you first need to turn it one using the following commands:

Cscript c:\windows\system32\scregedit.wsf /au 4

Net stop wuauserv

Net start wuauserv

This will use the default time of 3am to check for patches. If you want to force an update check, you can run:

Wuauclt /detectnow

Some more WMIC command samples that were passed along are at: http://blogs.technet.com/jhoward/archive/2005/02/23/378726.aspx

Andrew