"Needed" updates for clients in SCCm 2012

Hi SCCM 2012 Gurus,

I just had a question about viewing "Needed" updates in SCCM 2012, just like we have in WSUS, you can have a Client Group then look at "Needed" updates. How does this come across in SCCM 2012? I have device collections, but have no Idea how I can see this. This is not a show stopper, but will this be required to be done in reporting services? it was pretty simple in Wsus. Sorry I am still a Newb with SCCM 2012.  I hope this question makes sense.
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Nagendra Pratap SinghConnect With a Mentor Desktop Applications SpecialistCommented:
Sorry I confused your question with someone else's.

If you use update lists then you can check each status on that update list. There are several things to be checked. I guess compliace of a specific computer is the one you are looking for. There is a fairly long list there.


Compliance 6 - Specific computer
¿Description: This report returns the software update compliance data for a specific computer. To limit the amount of information returned, you can specify the vendor and software update classification.
¿Specify computer, vendor (optional) and update class (optional)
¿Lists each update in the requested vendor and class, showing status of approved, installed, required and deadline.
¿Links to no other reports.


Nagendra Pratap SinghDesktop Applications SpecialistCommented:
You want to know the updates which are pending or updates needed per client?
Imraz_AAuthor Commented:
Updates Needed. Just so I have a good Idea of What's out there in my environment. This was handy in WSUS, it helped me decide what updates I need to approve, or what software I need to remove from clients to so I can stop needing to apporve those update. Hope this makes sense.
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Imraz_AAuthor Commented:
If you've used WSUS you would know what I mean. Also, SCCM uses WSUS, hence I was curious to see this. Or else how do I see what updates are required on a machine in SCCM? When you say Pending do you mean that a software update deployment has been set up but the deadline is not reached? if thats the case, then no, I dont mean "Pending"
Nagendra Pratap SinghDesktop Applications SpecialistCommented:
Do you want to use auto approval for say, critical updates?

The answer is no! But it has changed to a YES! in 2012 version.


No, in SCCM, the admin has to decide what updates to deploy. When you deploy them with the DSUW, it essentially "approves" them.

Q: How do I automatically approve and deploy updates with System Center Configuration Manager 2012?

Imraz_AAuthor Commented:
Hi NPsingh, unfortunately I dont think you're understanding the question. Have ever used WSUS to patch machines? I am not sure why you're sending me links about automatic approvals.
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