wuauclt /detectnow in Windows 10 and Windows Server 2016

Applies to;

Windows Server 1709

Windows Server 2016

Windows 10

Administrators trying to use wuauclt /detectnow will notice that it doesn’t do anything.

In Windows 10, and Windows Server 2016 or newer, the command to scan “Windows Update” from the command line is:

CMD (Run As Admin)

c:\windows\system32\UsoClient.exe startscan



Demystifying “Dual Scan”


Keywords:  wuauclt.exe /detectnow

Comments (1)

  1. Richard Pulliam says:

    and do we have a KB that indicates why

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