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We have noticed over the last week or so that a few of the machines in our enterprise have got their Windows update and bits services disabled, possibly caused by an issue a while ago with the conficker virus.

Does anyone know any easy way to scan a subnet and find the machines with the services turned off? If not I will probably have to write a wmi script to do it.

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There are lots of ways to accomplish this. Here are a couple of my favorites:

  1. Group policy
  2. Powershell Script
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I think my question might have been a bit vauge, Windows update is setup already via policys, but on some machines the service has been disabled. I need to identify these machines so the services can be enabled again – beakersoft Mar 8 '11 at 23:06
If you're running WSUS you can run a report – Steven Mar 9 '11 at 1:41
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I've written a noddy app to do it, its not pretty but it does the job

Cheers Luke

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