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About Software Updates Reports

Applies To: System Center Configuration Manager 2007, System Center Configuration Manager 2007 R2, System Center Configuration Manager 2007 R3, System Center Configuration Manager 2007 SP1, System Center Configuration Manager 2007 SP2

There are six software updates report categories, each with available reports that retrieve data used to accomplish a variety of objectives. This section lists each of the software updates reports by category and provides a brief description for each.

noteNote
Expired software updates are considered "not required" for reporting purposes.

Software Updates - A. Compliance

The reports in the Software Updates - A. Compliance category provide the scan results for software update compliance on client computers. More specifically, these reports provide information about what software updates are required, installed, or not required on clients. The following software updates reports are in this category:

  • Compliance 1 - Overall Compliance

    This report returns the overall compliance for the set of software updates in a specific update list and collection. The Collection ID and Update List ID are required parameters. You can drill into report "Compliance 8 - Computers in a specific compliance state for an update list <secondary>" to view the computers in the compliance state.

  • Compliance 2 - Specific software update

    This report returns the overall compliance data for a specified software update. The Collection ID and Update Title, Bulletin ID, or Article ID are required parameters. You can drill into report "Compliance 7 - Specific software update states <secondary>" to view the count and percentage of computers in each state for the update.

  • Compliance 3 - Update list (per update)

    This report returns the overall compliance data for software updates defined in an Update List. The Update List ID and Collection ID parameters are required. You can drill into report "Compliance 7 - Specific software update states <secondary>" to view the count and percentage of computers in each state for the update.

  • Compliance 4 - Deployment (per update)

    This report returns the overall compliance data for software updates defined in a deployment. The Deployment ID and Collection ID parameters are required. You can drill into report "Compliance 7 - Specific software update states <secondary>" to view the count and percentage of computers in each state for the update.

  • Compliance 5 -Updates by vendor/month/year

    This report returns the compliance data for software updates released by a vendor during a specific month and year. The Collection ID, Vendor, and Year parameters are required. To limit the amount of information returned, you can filter on the Update Class, Product, or Month parameters. You can drill into report "Compliance 7 - Specific software update states <secondary>" to view the count and percentage of computers in each state for the update.

  • Compliance 6 - Specific computer

    This report returns the software update compliance data for a specific computer. The Computer Name parameter is required. To limit the amount of information returned, you can filter on the Vendor and Update Class parameters.

  • Compliance 7 - Specific software update states <secondary>

    This report returns the count and percentage of computers in each compliance state for the specified software update. For best results, start with a compliance 2 - 5 report, and then drill into this report to return the count of computers in each compliance state. You can drill into report "Compliance 9 - Computers in a specific compliance state for an update <secondary>" to view the computers in the specific state for the update.

  • Compliance 8 - Computers in a specific compliance state for an update list <secondary>

    This report returns all computers that have a specific compliance state for the set of software updates in an update list. For best results, start with "Compliance 1 - Overall Compliance" to return the count of computers in each compliance state, and then drill into this report to return the computers in the selected compliance state. You can drill into report "Compliance 6 - Specific computer" to view the compliance data for the computer.

  • Compliance 9 - Computers in a specific compliance state for an update

    This report returns all computers in a specific compliance state for a software update. For best results, start with a compliance 2 - 5 report, drill into "Compliance 7 - Specific software update states <secondary>" to return the count of computers in each compliance state, and then drill into this report to return the computers in the selected compliance state. You can drill into report "Compliance 6 - Specific computer" to view the compliance data for the computer.

Software Updates - B. Deployment Management

The reports in the Software Updates - B. Deployment Management category provide information about the software update deployments. The following software updates reports are in this category:

  • Management 1 - Updates required but not deployed

    This report returns all vendor-specific software updates that have been detected as required on clients but that have not been deployed to a specific collection. The Collection ID and Vendor parameters are required. To limit the amount of information returned, you can specify the software update class.

  • Management 2 - Updates in a deployment

    This report returns the software updates that are contained in a specific deployment. The Deployment ID parameter is required. For each software update, you can drill down to report "States 5 - States for an update in a deployment <secondary>" to view the states for the specific software update.

  • Management 3 - Deployments that target a collection

    This report returns the deployments that have targeted a specific collection. The Collection ID parameter is required. You can drill down to report "Management 2 - Updates in a deployment" to view the software updates in the selected deployment.

  • Management 4 - Deployments that target a computer

    This report returns the deployments that have targeted a specific computer. The Computer Name parameter is required. You can drill down to report "Management 2 - Updates in a deployment" to view the software updates in the selected deployment.

  • Management 5 - Deployments that contain a specific update

    This report returns the deployments that contain a specific software update. The Update parameter is required. You can drill down to report "Management 2 - Updates in a deployment" to view the software updates in the selected deployment.

  • Management 6 - Deployments that contain an update list

    This report returns the deployments that were created using a specific update list. The Update List ID parameter is required. You can drill down to report "Management 2 - Updates in a deployment" to view the software updates in the selected deployment.

  • Management 7 - Updates in a deployment missing content

    This report returns the software updates in a specified deployment that do not have all the associated content retrieved, preventing clients from installing the update and achieving 100% compliance for the deployment. The Deployment ID parameter is required. You can drill down to report "Management 8 - Computers missing content <secondary>" to view the computers that require the software update files.

  • Management 8 - Computers missing content <secondary>

    This report returns all computers that require a specific software update contained in a specific deployment that is not provisioned on a distribution point. For best results, start with "Management 7 - Updates in a deployment missing content" to return all software updates in the deployment that do not have all the associated content retrieved, and then drill into this report to return all computers that require the software update.

Software Updates - C. Deployment States

The reports in the Software Updates - C. Deployment States category provide information about the evaluation and enforcement states on client computers for software update deployments. The following software updates reports are in this category:

  • States 1 - Enforcement states for a deployment

    This report returns the enforcement states for a specific software update deployment, which is typically the second phase of a deployment assessment. For the overall progress of the software update installation, use this report in conjunction with "States 2 - Evaluation states for a deployment." The Deployment ID parameter is required. You can drill down to report "States 4 - Computers in a specific state for a deployment <secondary>" to view all computers in the state.

  • States 2 - Evaluation states for a deployment

    This report returns the evaluation state for a specific software update deployment, which is typically the first phase of a deployment assessment. For the overall progress of the software update installation, use this report in conjunction with "States 1 - Enforcement states for a deployment." The Deployment ID parameter is required. You can drill down to report "States 4 - Computers in a specific state for a deployment <secondary>" to view all computers in the state.

  • States 3 - States for a deployment and computer

    This report returns the states for all software updates in the specified deployment for a specified computer. The Deployment ID and Computer Name parameters are required. You can drill into the Status Message Details page for any software update that contains an Error Record ID value.

  • States 4 - Computers in a specific state for a deployment <secondary>

    This report returns all computers in a specific state for a software update deployment. For best results, start with "States 1 - Enforcement states for a deployment " or "States 2 - Evaluation states for a deployment" to identify the states for the deployment, and then drill into this report to return all computers in the specific state. You can drill down to report "States 7 - Error status messages for a computer <secondary>" to view the status messages for the computer.

  • States 5 - States for an update in a deployment <secondary>

    This report returns a summary of states for a specific software update targeted by a specific deployment. For best results, start with "Management 2 - Updates in a deployment" to return the software updates contained in a specific deployment, and then drill into this report to return the state for the selected software update. You can drill down to report "States 6 - Computers in a specific enforcement state for an update <secondary>" to list the computers in the state.

  • States 6 - Computers in a specific enforcement state for an update <secondary>

    This report returns all computers in a specific enforcement state for a specific software update. For best results, start with " Management 2 - Updates in a deployment" to return the software updates contained in a specific deployment, drill into "States 5 - States for an update in a deployment <secondary>" to return the states for the selected software update, and then drill into this report to return all computers in the selected state.

  • States 7 - Error status messages for a computer <secondary>

    This report returns all status messages for a given Update or Deployment on a specific computer for a given status message. For best results, start with "States 1 - Enforcement states for a deployment" or "States 2 - Evaluation states for a deployment" to identify the states for the deployment, drill into "States 4 - Computers in a specific state for a deployment <secondary>" to return all computers in the specific state, and then drill into this report.

Software Updates - D. Scan

The reports in the Software Updates - D. Scan category provide information about computers in a specific scan state.

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Scan reports do not contain any information from clients that have not submitted any scan status. To see client computers that have not submitted scan status, see the report States 2 - Evaluation states for a deployment.

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If an SMS 2003 client sends scan results through hardware inventory, the client will appear as an SMS 2003 client in a separate section of these reports. To see the detail information about scan status for these SMS 2003 clients, go to the Software Distribution - Advertisement report category and check run a report that will show the status of the advertisement you use for your Inventory Tool for Microsoft Updates scanning.

The following software updates reports are in this category:

  • Scan 1 - Last scan states by collection

    This report returns the count of computers in each of the compliance scan states returned by client computers in a specific collection during their last scan for software updates compliance. The Update Source ID and Collection ID parameters are required. You can drill down to report "Scan 3 - Clients of a collection reporting a specific state <secondary>" to view the computers in a specific state.

  • Scan 2 - Last scan states by site

    This report returns the count of computers in each of the compliance scan states returned by client computers assigned to a specific site during their last scan for software updates compliance. The Update Source ID and Site Code parameters are required. You can drill down to report "Scan 4 - Clients of a site reporting a specific state <secondary>" to view the computers in a specific state.

  • Scan 3 - Clients of a collection reporting a specific state <secondary>

    This report returns the computers in a specific collection that returned a specific state during their last scan for software updates compliance. For best results, start with "Scan 1 - Last scan states by collection" to return the count of computers in each scan state, and then drill into this report. You can drill down to report "States 7 - Error status messages for a computer <secondary>" to view the status messages for the computer.

  • Scan 4 - Clients of a site reporting a specific state <secondary>

    This report returns the computers assigned to a specific site that returned a specific state during their last scan for software updates compliance. For best results, start with "Scan 2 - Last scan states by site" to return the count of computers in each scan state, and then drill into this report. You can drill down to report "States 7 - Error status messages for a computer <secondary>" to view the status messages for the computer.

Software Updates - E. Troubleshooting

The reports in the Software Updates - E. Troubleshooting category provide information about scan and deployment errors that occur on client computers. The following software updates reports are in this category:

  • Troubleshooting 1 - Scan errors

    This report returns the count of computers for each error that occurred during the last scan for software update compliance on client computers. The Update Source ID and Collection ID parameters are required. You can drill down to report "Troubleshooting 3 - Computers failing with a specific scan error <secondary>" to view a list of computers that returned the specific scan error.

  • Troubleshooting 2 - Deployment errors

    This report returns the count of computers for each deployment error that occurred on client computers. The Deployment ID parameter is required. You can drill down to report "Troubleshooting 4 - Computers failing with a specific deployment error <secondary>" to view a list of computers that returned the specific deployment error.

  • Troubleshooting 3 - Computers failing with a specific scan error <secondary>

    This report returns all computers that have returned a specific scan error. For best results, start with "Troubleshooting 1 - Scan errors" to return the count of computers for each error that occurred during the last scan for software update compliance, and then drill into this report and then drill into this report.

  • Troubleshooting 4 - Computers failing with a specific deployment error <secondary>

    This report returns all computers that have returned a specific deployment error. For best results, start with "Troubleshooting 2 - Deployment errors" to return the count of computers for each deployment, and then drill into this report.

Software Updates - F. Distribution Status

The reports in the Software Updates - F. Distribution Status category provide distribution status data for SMS 2003 clients that are targeted in a software updates deployment. The following software updates reports are in this category:

  • Distribution 1 - Advertisement Status for SMS 2003 clients

    This report lists all software distribution advertisements for the selected update. For each advertisement, it also shows the advertisement state and count of machines in that state. This report also covers additional advertisement states available for software update advertisements. The Type and Update Title, Bulletin ID, or Article ID parameters are required. You can drill down to report "Distribution 2 - SMS 2003 clients with a specific update advertisement state" to view the computers in the state.

  • Distribution 2 - SMS 2003 clients with a specific update advertisement state

    This report shows a list of computers that are in a specific state of an advertisement. This report also covers additional advertisement states available for software update advertisements. The Advertisement ID and Distribution Status parameters are required. You can limit the results by specifying a value for the Update Distribution Status parameter. You can drill down to report "Advertisement status messages for a particular client and advertisement" to shows the status messages reported for the computer and advertisement.

See Also

For additional information, see Configuration Manager 2007 Information and Support.
To contact the documentation team, email SMSdocs@microsoft.com.
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