When you have ansible deployed it is easy to perform massively actions on your inventory hosts. On a previous article I have explained in detail how you can easily manage Windows machines with Ansible.
In order to refresh Windows update service and make it connect to WSUS reporting console one should execute the below commands on a range of machines.
wuauclt /resetauthorization wuauclt /reportnow wuauclt /detectnow
In order to perform this task automated and avoid logging in on each machine, you can execute the below playbook.
--- - name: deploy commands on servers hosts: test become: true tasks: name: win_command resetauth win_command: wuauclt /resetauthorization name: win_command report win_command: wuauclt /reportnow name: win_command detect win_command: wuauclt /detectnow
If you run this playbook without elevated privileges, it will fail. The necessary variables that must be included in your inventory or another appropriate location are listed below (folder variables, etc). The become keyword is a must but the escalation method must be changed instead of sudo as we handle windows machines.
[all:vars] ansible_connection = winrm ansible_user = administrator ansible_become_user=administrator ansible_become_method=runas