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Kace Patch Windows Updates - logs/reporting

02/26/2016 2265 views

Just started patching Windows updates to clients with in a patch label.  I've checked all the built in reports and every setting I can find, but how do I find up to date info of clients Windows updates. Ex. when I click the Schedule and choose "Run now", where do I see "Live" status of what is going on with the machines. This is fine with just a few machines, but I am not sure how to manage several hundred yet.  Note, I am only asking about reporting / info / status of Windows updates, as sending the updates to the machines are not the problem.

Kace 1000 - 6.4

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There isn't really a good way to get a "live" status of patching. If you look at the patching schedule and click the Show All link at the bottom it will let you know the phase for each computer (detecting, deploying, pending reboot, etc). There isn't a good way to know how many of the required patches have been installed at a given instant without checking the logs on individual computers. 
Answered 02/29/2016 by: chucksteel
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What else are other using for information on clients about Windows Updates.  Any custom Reports that you are willing to share?  I am not sure how to easily get info for questions like:  What Updates (with details, not just a KB#) did client xx get last, and when did they get them?

Please share what you are doing, as I realize I may be missing some basic functions here.

Answered 09/01/2016 by: davreh99
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Sorry if this does not apply very new here and just looking around. Instead of taking the time to write a script to do it for me I went to MajorGeeks and found this.
" WinUpdatesList 1.32 [ 2014-01-22 | 119 KB | Freeware | Win 8 / Win 7 / Vista/ XP | 47921 | 4 ]
WinUpdatesList displays the list of all Windows updates (Service Packs and Hotfixes) installed on your local computer." (http://www.majorgeeks.com/files/details/winupdateslist.html)  Does an inventory of what is installed and what is missing, when it was installed all the rest. I have it running on my network so I can check all the computers and be sure everyone is getting updates and not missing something important. Their are good MS tools too, but so far happy with this one, I also have wsusoffline running keeping a copy of every update saved to a local database so if something is missing I can push it out without having to deal with downloading it from MS updates. I keep my database updated and if their is a problem can send a tech out with a USB drive and all the updates they need to fix a problem, or can simply build the existing updates into the image and not have to worry about anything. I had to image 1000 machines before school started and it was so much simpler to create an image with updates, drivers, everything needed already to go. I pushed the image out to the computer labs and on too the local hard drives, it  was done in one night with no issues. I can now finally monitor every computer and piece of equipment on our network from my office. Starting to require student computers that want to connect to our network now have to meet a set of standards including Win updates, Antivirus, Anti-malware, and be able to keep up. The idea is to scan them as they try to connect and if they fail to meet on the set criteria they will be rejected from the network or be forced to update things like Antivirus, or if needed Win Updates. All part of agreeing to use the schools network for access and to stop the spread of malware on our networks. Before it was a nightmare trying to keep up with Student, Staff, and School machines not to mention things like Phones, other Connected Toys of the Internet Age.
Answered 09/01/2016 by: cloudproud2015
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