You can view detailed information about updates, computers, and synchronization using the Reports node in the Update Services console.
Use the buttons below to navigate through the lesson
Update Status Summary this report displays detailed information about every update that you choose to report on, including the full description (provided
by Microsoft), the computer groups the update has been approved for, and the number of computers the update has been installed on.
Update Detailed Status In addition to the information shown for the Update Status Summary report (which is shown on odd-numbered pages), this report shows the update status for all computers for each update on even-numbered pages, allowing you to determine exactly which computers have the update installed. This report is useful if you determine that a security exploit has been released and you need to quickly identify any computers that might be vulnerable because a critical update has not been applied.
Update Tabular Status This report provides data similar to the previous two reports, but uses a table format that can be exported to a spreadsheet.
Computer Status Summary Displays update information for every computer in your organization. This report is useful if you are interested in auditing specific computers.
Computer Detailed Status In addition to the information shown for the Computer Status Summary report, this report shows whether each update has been installed on each of your computers.
Computer Tabular Status This report provides data similar to the previous two reports, but uses a table format that can be exported to a spreadsheet.
Synchronization Results Displays the results of the last synchronization.
When you open a report, you can configure options to filter the information shown in the report. For example, for update reports you can choose which products to display updates for. After configuring the options, click Run Report to display the report. The last page of the report displays a summary of settings used to generate the report.