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Overall Missing Software Update Status by Classification

This high-level report captures the overall percentage of missing software updates in your site.

Using four different report parameters, you select the collection to display, the deployed state of software updates, the software update classification, and the software update group you want to view.

The defaults for this report are set as follows:

  • Collection: All Systems
  • Deployed State: Yes
  • Classification: None Selected (you will have to choose the classification)
  • Software Update List: All Software Update Groups

Read more about changing defaults.

Use the collection report parameter to select the device collection you want to review (All Systems Collection, etc.).

The deployed state report parameter allows you to select the deployed state of the software update. The deployed states are as follows:

  • Yes – The effected software update IS deployed within your environment
  • No – The effected software update is NOT deployed within your environment
  • Both

The classification report parameter enables you to select which software update classification to display within the report. The update classifications are listed in order of severity: Critical Updates, Security Updates, Definition Updates, Service Packs, Update Roll-ups, Updates, Tools, and Feature Packs.  Click here to read more about update classifications.

The software update group report parameter enables you to select which software update group results to display. By default this report parameter is set to display results for all Software Update Groups (SUG). When using the drop-down, you will see SUGs listed from newest to oldest. If you employ monthly SUGs, using this parameter will allow you to compare SUGs with each other. Read here for more details about SUGs.

Note: In CM 2007, the term used to describe a Software Update Group is a Software Update List.

You can drill through from this report to the Count of Computers Missing Software Updates by Classification report. From there you can drill through to the List of Computers with a Particular Software Update report and from that report you can drill through to Computer Software Update Details by Classification.