Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Windows 10 and WindowsUpdate.log

The WindowsUpdate.log file is still present within Windows 10, but no data is contained within it.

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To view dates and times of update traffic, launch an elevated PowerShell session and use the cmdlet Get-WindowsUpdateLog.

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A .log file should be created on the desktop of the account being used.

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To “clean up” the output, use the following command:

(Get-Content "WindowsUpdate.log") -notmatch "1600/12/31" | Out-File -Encoding ASCII "WindowsUpdateCleaned.log"

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Additional details on this topic may be found at https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/askcore/2015/09/28/cross-post-windows-10-windowsupdate-log-and-how-to-view-it-with-powershell-or-tracefmt-exe/.

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