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Is there any ready way to apply a WSUS group membership change using registry changes on the client computer without requiring a windows update service restart, something like a soft reload for Apache?

I'm working with WUInstall and I'd like to change the group memberships to be analyzed after the next reboot without disrupting the current operation.

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Based on the lack of response my guess is there isn't a ready way to do this.

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There isn't a way to do this, without restarting the Windows Update Service. Although it's relatively painless to stop and start the Windows Update Service.

net stop wuauserv


net start wuauserv
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