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Start-SCUpdateServerSynchronization

Updated: September 27, 2012

Applies To: System Center 2012 - Virtual Machine Manager

Start-SCUpdateServerSynchronization

Intiates a syncrhronization between the VMM update server and WSUS.

Syntax

Parameter Set: Default
Start-SCUpdateServerSynchronization [-UpdateServer] <UpdateServer> [-ForceFullUpdateCatalogImport] [-JobVariable <String> ] [-PROTipID <Guid> ] [-RunAsynchronously] [-VMMServer <ServerConnection> ] [ <CommonParameters>]




Detailed Description

The Start-SCUpdateServerSyncronization cmdlet intiates a syncrhronization between the System Center Virtual Machine Manager (VMM) update server and Windows Server Update Services (WSUS).

The first time this sychronization runs, it imports the full WSUS update catalog into VMM. On subsequent synchronizations, an incremental import is performed by default. However, you can force a full catalog import at any time by using Start-SCUpdateServerSynchronization with the ForceFullUpdateCatalogImport parameter.

For more information about Start-SCUpdateServerSynchronization, type: "Get-Help Start-SCUpdateServerSynchronization -online".

Parameters

-ForceFullUpdateCatalogImport

Indicates that the VMM update server will import the full update catalog from Windows Server Update Services. On subsequent synchronizations, an incremental import of the catalog is the default import.


Aliases

none

Required?

false

Position?

named

Default Value

none

Accept Pipeline Input?

false

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

-JobVariable<String>

Specifies that job progress is tracked and stored in the variable named by this parameter.


Aliases

none

Required?

false

Position?

named

Default Value

none

Accept Pipeline Input?

false

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

-PROTipID<Guid>

Specifies the ID of the PRO tip that triggered this action. This allows for auditing of PRO tips.


Aliases

none

Required?

false

Position?

named

Default Value

none

Accept Pipeline Input?

false

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

-RunAsynchronously

Indicates that the job runs asynchronously so that control returns to the command shell immediately.


Aliases

none

Required?

false

Position?

named

Default Value

none

Accept Pipeline Input?

false

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

-UpdateServer<UpdateServer>

Specifies a VMM update server object.


Aliases

none

Required?

true

Position?

1

Default Value

none

Accept Pipeline Input?

true (ByValue)

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

-VMMServer<ServerConnection>

Specifies a VMM server object.


Aliases

none

Required?

false

Position?

named

Default Value

none

Accept Pipeline Input?

true (ByValue)

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

<CommonParameters>

This cmdlet supports the common parameters: -Verbose, -Debug, -ErrorAction, -ErrorVariable, -OutBuffer, and -OutVariable. For more information, see about_CommonParameters.

Inputs

The input type is the type of the objects that you can pipe to the cmdlet.

Outputs

The output type is the type of the objects that the cmdlet emits.

  • UpdateServer

Examples

1: Start an update server synchronization.

The first command gets the update server object named WSUSComputer01 and stores the object in the $UpdateServer variable.

The second command starts synchronization between WSUSComputer01 and Microsoft Update.


PS C:\> $UpdateServer = Get-SCUpdateServer -ComputerName "WSUSComputer01"PS C:\> Start-SCUpdateServerSynchronization "UpdateServer $UpdateServer

2: Force a full import of the Microsoft Update Catalog.

The first command gets the update server object named WSUSComputer01 and stores the object in the $UpdateServer variable.

The second command starts synchronization between WSUSComputer01 and Microsoft update, specifying that the full catalog is imported.


PS C:\> $UpdateServer = Get-SCUpdateServer -ComputerName "WSUSComputer01"PS C:\> Start-SCUpdateServerSynchronization "UpdateServer $UpdateServer "ForceFullUpdateCatalogImport

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