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au client got new directive help

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  • Greetings,

    I am trying to determine what the following lines mean in the windowsupdate.log file:

    au client got new directive = 'shutdown'
    au client got new directive = 'install approval'
    au client got new directive = 'forced reboot'

    I have searched on http://support.microsoft.com/kb/902093, but to no avail. Any help would be appreciated.

    jueves, 21 de marzo de 2013 3:11

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  • Greetings,

    I am trying to determine what the following lines mean in the windowsupdate.log file:

    au client got new directive = 'shutdown'
    au client got new directive = 'install approval'
    au client got new directive = 'forced reboot'

    I have searched on http://support.microsoft.com/kb/902093, but to no avail. Any help would be appreciated.

    They're not actually documented. Sadly, lots of things about the Windows Update Agent are "not documented".

    However, essentially they mean this:

    1. The WUAgent received a notification that the system is being powered down. This is typically relevant to Install Updates and Shutdown, but its also a function of the Updates Service service being terminated.

    2. The WUAgent has identified update(s) that are available for installation.

    3. The WUAgent has received a Restart Now command, typically from the dialog presented to the end-user, but I believe a Start Menu -> Reboot command will also trigger this.


    Lawrence Garvin, M.S., MCITP:EA, MCDBA, MCSA
    SolarWinds Head Geek
    Microsoft MVP - Software Distribution (2005-2013)
    My MVP Profile: http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/profile/Lawrence.Garvin
    The views expressed on this post are mine and do not necessarily reflect the views of SolarWinds.

    martes, 26 de marzo de 2013 21:24
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  • Greetings,

    I am trying to determine what the following lines mean in the windowsupdate.log file:

    au client got new directive = 'shutdown'
    au client got new directive = 'install approval'
    au client got new directive = 'forced reboot'

    I have searched on http://support.microsoft.com/kb/902093, but to no avail. Any help would be appreciated.

    They're not actually documented. Sadly, lots of things about the Windows Update Agent are "not documented".

    However, essentially they mean this:

    1. The WUAgent received a notification that the system is being powered down. This is typically relevant to Install Updates and Shutdown, but its also a function of the Updates Service service being terminated.

    2. The WUAgent has identified update(s) that are available for installation.

    3. The WUAgent has received a Restart Now command, typically from the dialog presented to the end-user, but I believe a Start Menu -> Reboot command will also trigger this.


    Lawrence Garvin, M.S., MCITP:EA, MCDBA, MCSA
    SolarWinds Head Geek
    Microsoft MVP - Software Distribution (2005-2013)
    My MVP Profile: http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/profile/Lawrence.Garvin
    The views expressed on this post are mine and do not necessarily reflect the views of SolarWinds.

    martes, 26 de marzo de 2013 21:24
    Moderador
  • Thanks for the reply Lawrence,

    So is it normal to see these lines in the log when using the 'schedule and install at xx time' option with Group Policy? I noticed that the entries do not correspond with an actual shutdown or reboot, but tend to appear after the WUAgent checks for any applicable updates. I guess the 'shutdown' could just mean the WUAgent is shutting down, if I understand you correctly. But to the best of my knowledge the 'forced reboot' entries do not correspond with any user input from dialogs, unless the command is being taken care of automatically via Group Policy setting and just logging it.

    Everything has been running as scheduled via Group Policy, but it was a little concerning to see the 'shutdown' and 'forced reboot' directives in the log when first applying the policy to the servers and not understanding the entry.


    • Editado randomuser_it miércoles, 03 de abril de 2013 2:45 clarification
    miércoles, 03 de abril de 2013 2:35