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I am running BGInfo on my servers and putting the results into a single database. One thing that I want to record is the number of updates the server believes that it needs. I can do this on Windows 2003, Windows 2008 and Windows 2008 R2 by looking at the registry key

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\WindowsUpdate\Auto Update\UAS\UpdateCount

However on Windows 2012R2 (AKA Windows 6.2) it always returns 0 even when there updates outstanding.

Does anyone know where registry key is hiding that will give the true number?

FYI I have also looked at

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\WindowsUpdate\Auto Update\UpdatesAvailableForDownloadLogon HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\WindowsUpdate\Auto Update\UpdatesAvailableForInstallLogon HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\WindowsUpdate\Auto Update\UpdatesAvailableWithUiLogon HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\WindowsUpdate\Auto Update\UpdatesAvailableWithUiOrEulaLogon

And they are all 0 as well.

  • FYI 2012 is 6.2 2012 R2 is 6.3 – JamesRyan Aug 26 '15 at 14:04

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