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What is wuauclt.exe?

It stands for Windows Update Automatic Update CLienT

There are many switches through the years that have been found, and with the help of Strings (Sysinternals), on a current version of Windows 10, you can see that the only ones listed are:

/UpdateDeploymentProvider
/IdleShutdownNow
/ResetEulas
/ResetAuthorization
/RunHandlerComServer
/ReportNow

On older systems (Windows 8.1 and earlier, Server … Read More

Licensed WSUS Automated Maintenance (WAM) users get to enjoy numerous benefits after installing our groundbreaking software. Whether it be creating more free time to do other tasks outside of maintaining their WSUS, or freeing up hundreds of gigabytes worth of space on their servers, here are just a few of … Read More

We’re constantly evolving our software to ensure it stays up to date and is providing the best experience for our users. We are happy to announce that the newest version of WAM is now available to all active licensed users!

What can you expect in the latest version?

Feature: Add-Notice – … Read More

Windows 10 Spring and Fall Updates
Microsoft has had a track record since 2017 of releasing 2 versions of Windows 10 every year – one in the spring, one in the fall. These have been feature-rich versions that have an 18 month servicing plan for security and functionality updates (30 months … Read More

Adam Marshall is a Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer who specializes in security. As an IT Specialist, Adam takes care of everything IT related including hardware, software, networking, firewalls, backups, desktops, servers, Active Directory, Exchange, Dynamics GP and InforCRM. 

After years of working with WSUS, he searched for a way to automate … Read More

How Do I Add RemoteApp Connections?
Ever get sick of trying to find the right way of mass-adding a RemoteApp connection feed to a large amount of computers? There are a few ways: manually (YUCK!), and automatically using a GPO:
User Configuration > Policies > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > Remote … Read More

There is no cost to use WSUS from Microsoft, they provide it free, included with Windows Server, but there are costs associated with it—mainly the salary or wage of the person that needs to run and maintain the system. Also, if you choose to contact Microsoft Support directly, you will … Read More

As an IT professional, your employer pays for your knowledge and expertise so it’s important to spend your time wisely.

While keeping up with WSUS maintenance is crucial, it can eat up a lot of your time. For many companies, a subscription to WAM is actually the most cost-effective method to … Read More

WSUS (Windows Server Update Services) and SCCM (System Center Configuration Manager) are both Microsoft products. While they’re often discussed together, especially in relation to updates, they are two distinct products.

In the most general terms, WSUS is software that system administrators use to manage Microsoft updates.

Once updates (including critical and security … Read More

How often do you perform WSUS maintenance? Is it a monthly task? Quarterly? Or maybe even yearly? Microsoft recommends monthly maintenance, but ideally, you should be proactively maintaining your servers and database for optimal performance.

The problem is, not many people have the time (or desire) to undertake monthly WSUS maintenance, … Read More