I'm a Linux admin and do most of my administration from a Linux host. I maintain my Linux patches with a script that goes out and queries Linux hosts, and gets uptime, last patch date and a number of patches to be applied. I'm looking to do the same thing from windows if possible.
I've looked into WMIC for Linux(http://www.aldeid.com/wiki/wmic-linux) but from what I've seen it doesn't support the command set necessary to get the windows update information, such as found here:
While it would be great to eventually initiate updates from linux, at this point I'm just looking to get this information. The main reason for doing it this way, is centralized administration and report gathering.