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Get-WURebootStatus – Get Windows Reboot Status in PowerShell

The Get-WURebootStatus cmdlet in PowerShell is used to get Windows update reboot status. This command checks if a reboot is required.

The Get-WURebootStatus command checks

  • If a restart is necessary
  • If a restart is necessary. If yes, then schedule it.

In this article, we will discuss how to use the PowerShell command Get-WURebootStatus to get Windows update reboot status on the local and remote computer.

How to Check If a Restart is Necessary using Get-WURebootStatus

Use the following PowerShell command to get the Windows update status and check if a reboot is required on the local computer.

Get-WURebootStatus

The output of the above PowerShell script gets the Windows reboot required status. It has a property RebootRequired that holds the value as True or False based on reboot status.

Get-WURebootStatus โ€“ Check if a reboot required

You can use the Get-WURebootStatus command to check if a reboot is necessary on the remote computer after Windows updates.

Run the following command that takes the remote computer name and returns the RebootRequired status.

Get-WURebootStatus -ComputerName "INCORP-EU-DB01" 

Get-WURebootStatus โ€“ Check if Restart is Required and Schedule

To check if a restart is required, use the Get-WURebootStatus command. If it returns the RebootRequired True, then you can schedule it using the -ScheduleReboot parameter.

Get-WURebootStatus -ScheduleReboot (Get-Date -Hour 10 -Minute 0 -Second 0) 

In the above PowerShell script, the Get-WUReboot cmdlet of the PSWindowsUpdate module checks if a reboot is required. If yes, then schedule reboot using -ScheduleReboot parameter. You can use the Get-Date cmdlet to provide the scheduled datetime.

The output of the above PowerShell script will schedule a reboot at 10 am in the morning for the current date.

Conclusion

I hope the above article on how to get the Windows update reboot status in PowerShell using the Get-WURebootStatus command is helpful to you.

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