The Windows Update Agent (WUA) is a Windows service responsible for managing Windows Updates on Windows systems. It is responsible for downloading and installing updates and reporting the status of updates to the user. It can also be used to configure Windows Update settings.
You can proactively monitor and control the status of each available update for your Windows systems with Domotz. Moreover, you can also check if there are pending reboots for your updates and issue a reboot command directly from Domotz.Start Your Free Trial
You can monitor Microsoft WUA using our custom integration driver scripts. The first script uses the SSH-based PowerShell commands (in particular CreateupdateSearcher) to retrieve information about the available updates and their severity and category.
The second script uses the SSH-based WMI commands through PowerShell and checks if there are pending reboots for the updates to take effect. Through this script, the user can also issue a reboot command.
The scripts have been validated and tested on Windows 10 and Windows Server 2019 and the usage of PowerShell 5.1.19041.2364.
You can find the Microsoft Windows Update Agent scripts in our examples library. Just customize the drivers to fit your needs.
You can list all the types of updates missing from a Windows System. Updates have been broken down per Category (Security vs. Generic updates) and Severity.
For instance, you can set an alert on the number of missing security updates so that you can be notified as soon as a new Security update is required.
You can then use Domotz to apply the updates to your Windows systems directly.
You can check if there are pending updates to be applied to your Windows System that require a reboot. Checking for pending updates that require a reboot ensures that the system benefits from those updates as soon as possible.
If you notice that a vital update requires a system reboot to take effect, you can issue a Reboot command directly from Domotz.
You can also connect your Domotz WebHook or Public API data to a system like Make.com that will issue a Reboot command in response to an event (e.g., an update you’ve installed requires a reboot).
For more info, please visit processing webhook events with make.com and execute custom driver actions.
To enable the custom integration for Microsoft Windows Update Agent monitoring, open the WebApp and follow these few steps:
Domotz is developing similar scripts which support WinRM instead of SSH.
The example driver code can be found at the links below: