This VB script might help you in initiating the communication between WindowsUpdateAgent(Client) and WindowsUpdateServer(Server) for windows updates. ' ---------------START CODE--------------- strComputer = inputbox("Enter a computer name to run WUA detectnow","Invoke detectnow") if strComputer = "" then wscript.quit on error goto 0 Set autoUpdateClient = CreateObject("Microsoft.Update.AutoUpdate",strComputer) AutoUpdateClient.detectnow() wscript.echo "Client Communication initiated with WSUS Server." ' ----------------END CODE-----------------
Monthly Patch statistics reports in SMS/SCCM to show up to the management in a simplified manner

Long back created a report for the monthly Patch statistics which can be found in http://www.windows-noob.com/forums/index.php?/topic/1764-patch-management-report-in-sms-2003/#entry6281 Below all the reports have been created using the last state messages.Even you can create different type of quiries based on this. I was referring to the Patch process and found an image which gives the statistics for the…

There might be the scenario where you will be looking for computers which doesnt have particular application installed on.Create a new collection and copy the below  simple WQL query which list you all computers there by you can advertise the application package onto it. select SMS_G_System_SYSTEM.Name from  SMS_R_System inner join SMS_G_System_SYSTEM on SMS_G_System_SYSTEM.ResourceID = SMS_R_System.ResourceId where SMS_G_System_SYSTEM.Name…

If clients are having trouble downloading and installing updates from your SUS or WSUS server, should check a familiar place—the registry. Go to the problematic client PC and follow these steps: 1.     Select Run on the Start menu. 2.     In the Run dialog box, type regedit, then click OK. 3.     In the registry, navigate to…

You might get a request to find out all the computers in organisation connected to which printers.There might be differetn printers in organisation and connection to the computers will vary.I just thought to post this qeury on the which will be useful for some one. SELECT A.Name0, A.UserName0, B.Name0, B.DriverName0, B.Location0, B.PortName0, B.ShareName0 FROM v_GS_COMPUTER_SYSTEM…

There are many tools like SMS /SCCM or scripting to get list of applications installed on computers(you dont use SMS/SCCM only for this kind of information 🙂 ) but what if the clients are not reported back to site server for some other reason and there could lot of applications installed on computers then you will start troubleshooting the…