Cluster Aware Updating 2012: Automatic updates from command line or powershell

InfoTechdude 156 Reputation points


I'd like to know if there is a way to setup options for automatic updates from cmd/powershell. It needs to be done for CAU to work properly. The settings are in GP and Windows Update settings:


There are some commands like wuauclt or wusa, but i'm not sure if either can do the job.
Thank you!

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  1. TimCerling(ret) 1,141 Reputation points

    Here ( is the documentation on the ClusterAwareUpdating PowerShell module.

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  2. udara peiris 566 Reputation points

    You can use Powershell to manage updates as below,
    Managing Windows Updates from PowerShell

  3. InfoTechdude 156 Reputation points

    @TimCerling(ret) Hi but powershell for CAU does not change automatic update section...

  4. InfoTechdude 156 Reputation points

    @udara peiris Thanks. But it looks like this one is not official Microsoft module, but written by some private person- so this won't solve my issue. I guess there is no way to do it from cmd except you write own script or grab it from somewhere?