Install Windows updates remotely with the PowerShell – Quick Reference Guide

If you have ever had to install Windows updates, as in patching servers, you know you have to log into servers and allow updates to install, suppressing reboots along the way. I will focus on Invoke-WUInstall today, used to install Windows updates remotely.

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Verified on the following platforms
Windows 10 Yes
Windows Server 2012 Yes
Windows Server 2012 R2 Yes
Windows Server 2008 R2 Yes
Windows Server 2008 Yes
Windows Server 2003 Yes
Windows Server 2016 Yes
Windows 8 No
Windows 7 Yes
Windows Vista No
Windows XP Yes
Windows 2000 No
This script is tested on these platforms by the author. It is likely to work on other platforms as well. If you try it and find that it works on another platform, please add a note to the script discussion to let others know.