In this post I show you how you can use PowerShell to install Windows Updates. Quickly and silently. This makes the use of PSWindowsUpdate module perfect for your day to day automation. The module even supports scheduling (on remote computers too!), it has the ability to search WSUS and Windows Update for updates, scheduling and performing the download and installation of updates.
Here is a short PowerShell snippet for you to remove a computer object from Windows Server Update Services (WSUS).
Speed up Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) downloads by setting BITS (Background Intelligent Transfer Service) priority to foreground.
Install Servicing Stack Updates (SSU) for Windows Server 2012R2, 2016 and Windows Server 2019 using PowerShell, without downtime. Because they must be installed prior to normal Windows Server security updates you can install an SSU anytime you want to during the day. Here’s a small PowerShell example to do so.
How to uninstall and remove Adobe Flash Player in Windows Server.Ever wondered why Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) offers Flash updates for Windows Server? Adobe Flash Player is installed on Windows Server 2016 / 2019 if you have the Remote Desktop Session Host (RDSH) role installed. Yikes! I can imagine you want to delete Adobe Flash Player without deleting the RDSH role, and here is how.
Is Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) slow or is WSUSPool application pool constantly crashing or restarting? Are client computers checking for Windows Update erroring out with code 0x80244021? This indicates the client is unable to reach WSUS. Here is how to improve Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) availability.