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Cluster-Aware Updating Cmdlets in Windows PowerShell

Updated: August 15, 2012

Applies To: Windows Server 2012

Windows PowerShell® is a task-based command-line shell and scripting language designed especially for system administration. This reference topic for the information technology (IT) professional provides assistance in utilizing the Windows PowerShell cmdlets to script and automate tasks.

Cluster-Aware Updating

This reference provides cmdlet descriptions and syntax for all Cluster-Aware Updating-specific cmdlets. It lists the cmdlets in alphabetical order based on the verb at the beginning of the cmdlet.

 

cmdlet Description

Add-CauClusterRole

Adds the Cluster-Aware Updating (CAU) clustered role that provides the self-updating functionality to the specified cluster.

Disable-CauClusterRole

Suspends the self-updating functionality on the specified cluster.

Enable-CauClusterRole

Re-enables the self-updating functionality on the specified cluster.

Export-CauReport

Exports one or more Updating Run reports into an HTML or CSV-formatted document.

Get-CauClusterRole

Retrieves configuration properties of the Cluster-Aware Updating (CAU) clustered role on the specified cluster.

Get-CauPlugin

Retrieves information about one or more software updating plug-ins that are registered on the local computer.

Get-CauReport

Retrieves the Updating Run reports for all known Updating Runs, or all Updating Runs that match the specified dates or other specified parameters.

Get-CauRun

Retrieves status information about an Updating Run currently in progress.

Invoke-CauRun

Performs a scan of cluster nodes for applicable updates and installs those updates via an Updating Run on the specified cluster.

Invoke-CauScan

Performs a scan of cluster nodes for applicable updates and returns a list of the initial set of updates that would be applied to each node in the specified cluster.

Register-CauPlugin

Registers a Cluster-Aware Updating (CAU) software updating plug-in on the local computer.

Remove-CauClusterRole

Removes the Cluster-Aware Updating (CAU) clustered role from the specified cluster.

Save-CauDebugTrace

Saves Cluster-Aware Updating (CAU) debug tracing information to a local zip file.

Set-CauClusterRole

Sets configuration properties for the Cluster-Aware Updating (CAU) clustered role on the specified cluster.

Stop-CauRun

Stops an Updating Run that is in progress on a cluster.

Test-CauSetup

Tests whether a cluster is properly set up to apply software updates using Cluster-Aware Updating (CAU).

Unregister-CauPlugin

Removes a software updating plug-in from the list of plug-ins that are used by Cluster-Aware Updating (CAU).

noteNote
To list all the cmdlets that are available, use the Get-Command –Module ClusterAwareUpdating cmdlet.

For more information about, or for the syntax of, any of the cmdlets, use the Get-Help <cmdlet name> cmdlet, where <cmdlet name> is the name of the cmdlet that you want to research. For more detailed information, you can run any of the following cmdlets:

Get-Help <cmdlet name> -Detailed
Get-Help <cmdlet name> -Examples
Get-Help <cmdlet name> -Full

More Information

For more information about the cmdlets and Cluster-Aware Updating, see Cluster-Aware Updating in the Windows Server Library.

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