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  • I AM RUNING WSUS ON A NEW WINDOWS 2012 SERVER. 

    HOW CAN I TELL IF THE SERVER  IS CURRENTLY SENDING OUT UPDATES?

    WHICH UPDATES ARE BEING SENT?

    HOW CAN I TELL WHICH PCS ARE CURRENTLY GETTING UPDATES?

    WHICH UPDATES ARE THE PCS RECEIVING??

    Thursday, July 4, 2019 7:36 PM

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  • Hi, the WSUS console offers various views, and access to run reports, here are some hints

    https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/8b82e011-7245-412f-a209-0cee7b6aedb3/wsus-reporting-deployment-and-status-of-installed-patches?forum=winserverwsus


    Don [doesn't work for MSFT, and they're probably glad about that ;]

    Thursday, July 4, 2019 9:47 PM
  • Hi Jerry,
      

    The report is a good choice, in addition, you can also consider determining the update's approvals by checking the log on WSUS server.
      

    • Change.log (%programfiles%\Update Services\LogFiles)
      When any change or modification is done to the WSUS server, the changes are logged in this file. When you approve some updates, you will see a record similar to the following:
      > Successfully deployed deployment(Install) of "UpdateName(KB Number)" by "Approver account" UpdateID:----- Revision Number:--- TargetGroup:----
      This includes most of the information about the approval action.
        
    • SoftwareDistribution.log (%programfiles%\Update Services\LogFiles)
      This log file provides information about the software updates that synchronize from the configured update source to the WSUS server database. Similarly, the approval action has the same structure record.
        

    To check if the update has been detected by the client computer and the installation is complete, you can consider checking the following logs on the client computer:
      

    • ReportingEvents.log (%Windows%\SoftwareDistribution)
      If you want to know what the AU client has downloaded, installed, or scheduled for installation, read this file. When the client computer gets the update, you will see something similar:
      > "UpdateName(KB Number)" Success Content Install Installation Started: Windows has started installing the following update: "UpdateName(KB Number)"
      > "UpdateName(KB Number)" Success Content Install Installation Successful: Windows successfully installed the following update: "UpdateName(KB Number)"
      This records information about the check and installation.
        
    • WindowsUpdate.log (%Windows%\Logs\WindowsUpdate)
      All the detailed work involved in the Windows Update Agent is documented here. Here you can check the complete detection, download, and scheduled installation of the client computer, all the steps are detailed. It is also commonly used for troubleshooting when an installation error occurs.
        

    As a reference, the above logs can be combined to achieve the functions you need.
    Hope the above can help you.
      

    Regards,
    Yic

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    Friday, July 5, 2019 2:59 AM
  • Hi,
     

    Any update is welcome here.
    If the issue is resolved, share your solution or find the helpful response "Mark as Answer" to help other community members find the answer.
     

    Thank you for your cooperation, as always.
     

    Regards,
    Yic

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    Friday, July 19, 2019 7:27 AM