Managing Windows Update settings on a server running Windows Server Core.

Managing Windows Update settings on a server running Windows Server Core.


This article provides information on enabling, disabling and managing Windows Update settings on a server running Windows Server Core.





Perform these steps to specify Automatic for Windows Update using Server Configuration.

1. Type sconfig and press Enter to start Server Configuration.

2. Type 5 and press Enter to change the setting for Windows Update.

3. Type a and press Enter to specify Automatic for Windows Update.

Perform these steps to specify Manual for Windows Update using Server Configuration.

1. Type sconfig and press Enter to start Server Configuration.

2. Type 5 and press Enter to change the setting for Windows Update.

3. Type m and press Enter to specify Manual for Windows Update.

Perform these steps to specify Automatic for Windows Update using the Command Prompt.

1. Type net stop wuauserv and press Enter to stop the Windows Update service.

2. Type cscript c:\windows\system32\scregedit.wsf /AU 4 to specify automatic for Windows Update.

The Windows Update service, wuauserv, will be automatically started after executing the Cscript.

Perform these steps to specify Manual for Windows Update using the Command Prompt.

1. Type net stop wuauserv and press Enter to stop the Windows Update service.

2. Type cscript c:\windows\system32\scregedit.wsf /AU 1 to specify Manual for Windows Update.

Specifying 0-3 sets Windows Update to Manual on a server running Windows Server Core.

Additional Information:

This information applies to Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 R2.

Setting Windows Update to Manual is essentially disabling it.


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Article ID: HOW10114

Last Date Modified: 05/01/2015 01:00 PM


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