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WSUS statistics and notifications


grandgroove
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(Before I get in to the post, I wanted to thank everyone for their hard work creating PCM plugins. It is amazing what can be accomplished while I'm working off of the tablet and getting a late night caffeine fix a local cafe. Simply amazing).

 

I handle Windows (OS, Microsoft apps, third party) patch management for around 200 machines. I also have a WSUS setup at home for the machines at the house. There are are few statistics and alerts that require quicker response than the normal monthly update cycle. For example:

 

* Machine(s) that have not reported to WSUS after XX days

 

* Machine(s) with XX pending updates or higher

 

* New machine in Unassigned Computers group

 

* Update installation error reported by client

 

* New updates available after sync.

 

* Notify if any new updates are classified as Critidcal

 

One workaround that I have been tinkering with is using the amazing PoshWSUS PowerShell module. I created scripts to get the info I needed and then ran them through the PCM PowerOfTheShell plugin.

 

With a WSUS-specific plugin, perhaps we could review/approve/decline pending updates and perform some of the manual tasks on managed clients.

 

 

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