IT Systems Engineering

Windows update log syntax has changed

The windows update log (under C:\Windows\WindowsUpdate.log) has changed in Windows 2012, as compared with Windows 2008 server.

So for checking when the next install will happen, search for this text:

2012 says:
scheduled install attempt time

Note that this is in GMT but the timestamps are local server time.

2008 says:
Setting AU scheduled install time

To find when the server will be rebooted search for this text:

invoking RebootSystem

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