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WSUS Alternative or Cloud Solution?

Shaun Okeefe CITP
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I’m looking for something along the lines of WSUS but maybe not so sophisticated where I can keep an eye on what versions all the PC’s are on in my network.

For example I’ve done a quick check and seen some are awaiting the May Windows 10 update so manually kicked it off, but would be nice to have all the info in front of me.

looking for someone maybe cloud based or lightweight not a full solution like solar winds as only interested in the OS versions (and maybe updates pending)

cheers
Shaun
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If all your machines are Win10, windows Analytics (a Microsoft Azure service) should meet your needs as described.
Shaun Okeefe CITPIT Manager

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Hi Cliff,

looks interesting ... do you know if:

a) it’s a paid for service being in azure?
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b) do I have to install a client on every machine I want to report on?

cheers
Shaun
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It is free. It does not require an agent, but does require some configuration which is documented. It uses existing telemetry data built into windows 10 and pushes that data to Azure.
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hi Cliff,

sounds good, I’m trying to find the instructions on how to configure this in GPO?

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