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Windows 10 / Windows Server

Microsoft Changes the Windows Update Scan Command for Windows 10

In the latest update to Windows 10 (and Windows Server 2016), Microsoft has disabled the capability of the wuauclt /detectnow command. This command has been used by administrators for a long time to initiate an immediate scan for new updates on the Automatic Update client.

In Windows 10 and Windows Server 2016, the command to use now is:

c:\windows\system32\UsoClient.exe startscan

Run this command in an elevated CMD window.


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