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  • Hello,

    I just noticed on one server the display name for the "Windows Update"

    is called "wuauserv" and not "Windows Update"

    How this could happen? Is it possible to rename the service display name?

    Set-Service -Name "wuauserv" -DisplayName "Windows Update"

    Thanks,

    Dom


    Security / System Center Configuration Manager Current Branch / SQL




    • Edited by Felyjos Thursday, July 5, 2018 6:42 PM
    Thursday, July 5, 2018 6:35 PM

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  • How this could happen? Is it possible to rename the service display name?


    May be some problem with the DisplayName string found here.

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\wuauserv

     

     



    Regards, Dave Patrick ....
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    Thursday, July 5, 2018 6:43 PM
  • Hi,

    You can try to use “Sc config” to rename service’s name back to Windows Update with parameter “displayname”.

    Sc config:
    https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-server/administration/windows-commands/sc-config#remarks

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    Eve Wang

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    • Marked as answer by Felyjos Friday, July 6, 2018 10:36 PM
    Friday, July 6, 2018 7:03 AM