Monday, February 18, 2019

Sometime you need to get a non domain member to use the internal WSUS server, here is the info on how to do just that.

WSUS: Script to Manually Configure Automatic Update Client (WUA) for WSUS in a workgroup environment


***This is a sample.
***Edit the Code based on your options & requirement.
***See NOTES and MORE INFORMATION section below for details.


1. Simple copy and paste the code below into a text file and name it WSUS.reg


============ START Script Code===========
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00


"TargetGroup"="IT Department"


============ END Script Code===========


2. WSUS.reg is ready. Now cut and paste the code below into a text file and name it WSUS.bat


============ START Script Code===========
@echo off
Echo Save the batch file as "WSUS.bat". This batch file will do the following:
Echo 1.    Stops the Automatic Update Service (wuauserv) service.
Echo 2.    Imports WUA settings for workstations in workgroup to detect/download/install updates
from WSUS.
Echo 3.    Starts the Automatic Update Service (wuauserv) service.
Echo 4.    Force update detection.
Echo 5.    More information on
REM Place both the files (WSUS.reg and WSUS.bat) in same location (single folder)
REM Double-click WSUS.bat to import WSUS.reg which contains Windows Update Agent (WUA) settings.
REM for WUA in a workgroup environment. In this sample, WSUS.reg and WSUS.bat
REM are placed in 'c:\'.


REM Author:- Mohammed Athif Khaleel :- Date April 30, 2006
Net Stop "wuauserv"
Echo Importing WSUS.reg
%windir%\Regedit.exe /s C:\WSUS.reg
Echo WSUS.reg imported succesfully
Net Start "wuauserv"
Echo Forcing update detection
wuauclt /detectnow
============ END Script Code===========


3. At the end of this procedure, You will have 2 scripts -


  • WSUS.reg: This script contains all the WUA settings.
  • WSUS.bat: This script will import WUA settings from WSUS.reg file.


Place both the files in same location (single folder) and double-click WSUS.bat to configure Windows Update Agent (WUA) in a workgroup environment.