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Updates not shown as required when it should be RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hello everyone,

    I used SCCM 2012 until recently.

    I've installed SCCM 1906 in December last year and I'm now trying to configure it.

    I've installed the SCCM client on 2 Windows Server 2019 (Version 1809 according to winver) and approved them to be managed by SCCM.

    Now, when go to the "All Software Updates" and sync everything (we're using a WSUS server), I can see list of updates but also notice that 100% are listed as "Required=0" which is not expected as I have 1 Windows Server 2019 VM where I didn't install 2020-01 updates.

    Do you have any ideas or input to help me with SCCM so that it can list the required updates correctly ?

    Thanks by advance and have a good day.

    Wednesday, January 22, 2020 3:16 PM

Answers

  • You can check the software update sync status in the Monitoring workspace of the console under the Software Update Point Synchronization Schedule node.

    I strongly recommend against using the required attribute as that is a reactive method that has no general value except to save some disk space (which in general should never be valued over security).

    As a note, here's a post I wrote a little while ago on my recommended starting point for ADRs: https://home.configmgrftw.com/software-updates-and-automatic-deployment-rules-in-configmgr/


    Jason | https://home.configmgrftw.com | @jasonsandys

    • Marked as answer by dd-cges Thursday, February 6, 2020 9:22 AM
    Thursday, January 23, 2020 4:29 PM

All replies

  • When was the update catalog last synched?

    Is the update in question deployed tot he system in question?

    What is your software update scan schedule set to?


    Jason | https://home.configmgrftw.com | @jasonsandys

    Wednesday, January 22, 2020 4:50 PM
  • Hi,

    Agree with Jason, it's up to your software update scan schedule, it seems 7 days by default, we can also manually run Software Updates Scan Cycle on client, and then the result will return to site (it also will take 1 hour or more by my experience).


    However, we can deploy the updates to the corresponding clients(The clients do need this update), and it will be installed even the updates have not show required.

    Regards,
    Allen

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    Thursday, January 23, 2020 6:52 AM
  • Hello and thanks all for your help.

    I'm not sure how to check when it was last synced. How can I check that ?

    The update has not been deployed to the managed server.

    My Software Update scan schedule is the default one: 7 days but this was running for 1 month during the holidays and still nothing.

    I didn't try to manually deploy the updates I wanted as I'm trying to configure an ADR that will add the updates that match that ADR in a package to a target collection. So I really want to know how I can make SCCM to detect/list correctly the number in the REQUIRED field in All Software Updates.

    This is the first time I have to configure a SCCM server so I might be missing something despite my readings.

    Thank you again for all kind of help on that topic.

    Thursday, January 23, 2020 3:43 PM
  • You can check the software update sync status in the Monitoring workspace of the console under the Software Update Point Synchronization Schedule node.

    I strongly recommend against using the required attribute as that is a reactive method that has no general value except to save some disk space (which in general should never be valued over security).

    As a note, here's a post I wrote a little while ago on my recommended starting point for ADRs: https://home.configmgrftw.com/software-updates-and-automatic-deployment-rules-in-configmgr/


    Jason | https://home.configmgrftw.com | @jasonsandys

    • Marked as answer by dd-cges Thursday, February 6, 2020 9:22 AM
    Thursday, January 23, 2020 4:29 PM
  • Hello,

    Thanks, your article was very interesting.

    Now I can see the flags for required field and have also improved some ADRs. I have another issue but I will open a new post for that one.

    Thanks again and have a good day.

    Thursday, February 6, 2020 9:23 AM