Windows Update Agent - how/when does it update itself


  • There is no longer a standalone windows update agent installer and getting new versions of the installer is controlled by the windows update engine itself. I'm running Windows 10 version 1607 and noticing that some on my workstations are on the original wuaclt.exe v10.0.14393.0  but most are running on 10.0.14393.2248 or 10.0.14393.2273.

    in an SCCM environment, how/when does the update engine update itself. 

    Is there a way to programmatically to force the clients to update to the latest windows update engine for their build of windows?

    is embedded into cumulative updates or other MS updates? if so, which ones?

    Thursday, June 14, 2018 2:46 PM

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  • Yes, it's part of the Win 10 monthly cumulative updates now.

    Jason | | @jasonsandys

    Thursday, June 14, 2018 3:52 PM
  • Is it a safe assumption then that if my workstations are not on the SAME WUA version (10.0.14393.xxxx), then there is a problem? if so, what's best method to remediate?
    Thursday, June 14, 2018 4:02 PM
  • Have you compared that to the Win 10 Build and CU installed on each?

    Jason | | @jasonsandys

    Thursday, June 14, 2018 4:11 PM
  • Take a look at the servicing stack updates. Without these installed computers will stop installing the cumulative updates. Make sure you approve them in SCCM.

    Here is the latest for 1607: KB4132216

    Wednesday, October 10, 2018 10:06 PM