I've been searching for awhile and have yet to find the answer to my question on exactly how windows update works with Server Core 2012. I have a couple of domain controllers i just brought online and decided to change them to server core. The two things i've found is to use
sconfig but get the following error message when it
♀Microsoft (R) Windows Script Host Version 5.8 Copyright (C) Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved. Inspecting system... =============================================================================== Server Configuration =============================================================================== 1) Domain/Workgroup: Domain: mydomain 2) Computer Name: mydc 3) Add Local Administrator 4) Configure Remote Management Enabled 5) Windows Update Settings: Automatic 6) Download and Install Updates 7) Remote Desktop: Disabled 8) Network Settings 9) Date and Time 10) Help improve the product with CEIP Not participating 11) Windows Activation 12) Log Off User 13) Restart Server C:\Windows\System32\en-US\sconfig.vbs(326, 1) Microsoft VBScript runtime error: Input past end of file 14) Shut Down Server 15) Exit to Command Line Enter number to select an option:
I also found some links that say to use Cscript but i also get an error when i run that. For example:
[mydc]: PS C:\Users\JohnDoe\Documents> Cscript scregedit.wsf /AU /v Microsoft (R) Windows Script Host Version 5.8 Copyright (C) Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved. Input Error: Can not find script file "C:\Users\JohnDoe\Documents\scregedit.wsf".
So how do i make sure automatic updates are working? Any way to update manually?