This is just a quick post to outline that Windows 2016 and Windows 10 uses UsoClient.exe which is a totally new approach from the Wuauclt.exe days of Window 2008/Windows 7 for Windows updates from the command line.
The following outlines the various switches that can download, install and check for updates.
Open a command prompt with administrator privileges to use the examples below.
To commence a Windows update scan of available updates use the following:
Once scan is complete is can use the following to download the patches:
To install downloaded patches use:
To restart the server or PC to complete the patch installation:
Alternatively, you can use the following to scan, download and install in the one line:
I think this is a lot more elegant than the older Wuauclt and a lot clearer. Hopefully it allows you to better administer the servers and PCs under your control.