WSUS Alternatives

I'm currently running WSUS 3.0 on a Windows 2008 server with Vista & Windows 7 clients. I like the way it works but there are more cons than pros about it. Is there somethiing else out there "FREE" I can use to determine what Windows updates my client have & what they need?
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wantabe2Asked:
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Neil RussellConnect With a Mentor Technical Development LeadCommented:
Or if you want REAL DETAIL, that you will never have enough time in your life to read (unless you net is very small)......

Use the Computer Tabular report
Change the "Include copmuters that have a staus of:"  to ANY
Now click run report and go make your coffee
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Neil RussellTechnical Development LeadCommented:
Explain what cons you find, often they are just a lack of information.
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wantabe2Author Commented:
With WSUS how do I determine what updates each client has?
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Making Bulk Changes to Active Directory

Watch this video to see how easy it is to make mass changes to Active Directory from an external text file without using complicated scripts.

 
Neil RussellTechnical Development LeadCommented:
You go to the Update Services console, click on reports and run the Computer Status report
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wantabe2Author Commented:
That does not show what updates the workstation has or does not have...it only shows that it has "1 update have not been installed" etc....am I looking in the wrong place?
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wantabe2Author Commented:
Ok I see now. Thanks
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