Get-CauPlugin

Gets information about one or more software updating plug-ins that are registered on the local computer.

Syntax

Get-CauPlugin
   [[-Name] <String>]
   [<CommonParameters>]

Description

The Get-CauPlugin cmdlet gets information about one or more software updating plug-ins that are registered on the local computer. A plug-in can be specified or information can be retrieved about all registered plug-ins.

CAU always uses a plug-in when performing updates. The default is the Microsoft.WindowsUpdatePlugin plug-in. This plug-in communicates with the Windows Update agent, the same software that is used when updates are downloaded from Windows Update or Microsoft Update, or from a Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) server. For more information about how plug-ins work in CAU, see How CAU Plug-ins Work.

Examples

Example 1: Get information about software update plug-ins

PS C:\> Get-CauPlugin | Format-List -Property "*"

Name       : Microsoft.WindowsUpdatePlugin
BinaryPath : C:\Windows\system32\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0\Modules\ClusterAwareUpdating\ClusterAwareUpdating.dll
ClassName  : MS.Internal.ClusterAwareUpdating.WuaPlugin
Name       : Microsoft.HotfixPlugin
BinaryPath : C:\Windows\system32\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0\Modules\ClusterAwareUpdating\ClusterAwareUpdating.dll
ClassName  : MS.Internal.ClusterAwareUpdating.HotfixPlugin

This command gets information about the software updating plug-ins that are registered in the local CAU tool.

Optional Parameters

-Name

Specifies the name of the plug-in whose information this cmdlet gets. If not specified, then information for all the registered plug-ins is returned.

Type:String
Position:0
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False

Inputs

None

Outputs

Microsoft.ClusterAwareUpdating.CauPlugin