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How to monitor software update progress on a device collection in SCCM 2012?
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Ganesh Kumar A earned 2000 total points
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FROM SCCM Console :
To help you to monitor software updates objects, processes, and compliance information, the Configuration Manager console provides the following:

Alerts for Software updates
Software update synchronization status
Software update deployment status
Software update reports
Content distribution status for software update files


To monitor deployment status

In the Configuration Manager console, click Monitoring.
In the Monitoring workspace, click Deployments.
Click the software update group or software update for which you want to monitor the deployment status.
On the Home tab, in the Deployment group, click View Status.

To monitor content status

In the Configuration Manager console, click Monitoring.
In the Monitoring workspace, expand Distribution Status, and then click Content Status. The packages are displayed.
Select the package for which to view detailed status information.
On the Home tab, click View Status. Detailed status information for the package is displayed.

FROM CLIENT SYSTEM LOGS:
But more importantly you need to use LOG files:

Use Trace   to view log files.

The client logs are located in the:
 %WINDIR%\System32\CCM\Logs folder or %WINDIR%\SysWOW64\CCM\Logs (for x64 OS).

The SCCM server log files are located in the: <INSTALL_PATH>\Logs or SMS_CCM\Logs folder.

IIS logs can be found in %WINDIR%\System32\logfiles\W3SVC1 folder.

Client Log Files
CAS - Content Access Service. Maintains the local package cache.
Ccmexec.log - Records activities of the client and the SMS Agent Host service.
CertificateMaintenance.log - Maintains certificates for Active Directory directory service and management points.
ClientIDManagerStartup.log - Creates and maintains the client GUID.
ClientLocation.log - Site assignment tasks.
ContentTransferManager.log - Schedules the Background Intelligent Transfer Service (BITS) or the Server Message Block (SMB) to download or to access SMS packages.
DataTransferService.log - Records all BITS communication for policy or package access.
Execmgr.log - Records advertisements that run.
FileBITS.log - Records all SMB package access tasks.
Fsinvprovider.log (renamed to FileSystemFile.log in all SMS 2003 Service Packs) - Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) provider for software inventory and file collection.
InventoryAgent.log - Creates discovery data records (DDRs) and hardware and software inventory records.
LocationServices.log - Finds management points and distribution points.
Mifprovider.log - The WMI provider for .MIF files.
Mtrmgr.log - Monitors all software metering processes.
PolicyAgent.log - Requests policies by using the Data Transfer service.
PolicyAgentProvider.log - Records policy changes.
PolicyEvaluator.log - Records new policy settings.
Remctrl.log - Logs when the remote control component (WUSER32) starts.
Scheduler.log - Records schedule tasks for all client operations.
Smscliui.log - Records usage of the Systems Management tool in Control Panel.
StatusAgent.log - Logs status messages that are created by the client components.
SWMTRReportGen.log - Generates a usage data report that is collected by the metering agent. (This data is logged in Mtrmgr.log.)
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That was very helpful, I appreciate it .....
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