Friday, May 6, 2016

wuauclt "Report Now" vs "Detect Now"

When you execute "wuauclt /detectnow", you are telling the computer to seek for new updates. If it is a managed computer (under WSUS or Patch Manager), that's what it'll check against; otherwise it would be Microsoft's Update Servers.

When you execute "wuauclt /reportnow", you are telling the computer to inform the WSUS/Patch Manager server of its update status.