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Software Update Health Dashboard Set – Special Microsoft Ignite Giveaway

In celebration of Microsoft Ignite 2018, Enhansoft’s free System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) giveaway is the Software Update Health Dashboard set. This set is comprised of one dashboard and five reports.

**NEW** You must sign-up for this report set in September, but unlike our usual monthly giveaways, you will not immediately receive it. Instead, watch for this report set to be emailed out to you in early October after Microsoft Ignite 2018. Sign-up today! If you are going to Microsoft Ignite 2018, all you need to do is drop by our booth #2113 and we’ll scan your badge.

Why do you need this report set? Keep reading below!

Problem:

Achieving and maintaining management goals and service-level agreements (SLAs) often requires a healthy software update environment for every Windows computer (both workstations and servers) and Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) client. This often becomes a full-time job for many SCCM administrators. Since you are only as good as your weakest link, you need to make sure that you are fully patched. Not being fully patched can make the difference between being hacked or not.

Apart from management goals and SLAs, you should always ensure that the SCCM environment is healthy, but who has time to review each computer’s log files? Where do you even start? Do you know where to go to see what software updates (SU) are needed, but not deployed? Would you also know where to look for computers that need to be rebooted in order to apply those SUs?

Sure, you can review the console or the SCCM site server logs. And, yes, you can review the built-in SCCM reports, but how can you tell what’s going on with SCCM, WSUS and SCCM clients all at once? Unfortunately, these details aren’t consolidated within SCCM’s reports, so wouldn’t it be nice to get this troubleshooting information all in one report set?

Solution: Software Update Health Dashboard Set

Enhansoft’s Software Update Health Dashboard set will help get you started on the road to a healthier and more secure environment. This handy dashboard and drill-through report set points out existing errors, so you can start resolving them immediately.

You’ll see obvious issues such as computers that need to be rebooted before software updates can be applied and Windows Update Agent errors. You’ll also see less self-evident problems involving WSUS, the Software Update Point (SUP) in SCCM and synching.

This set will also tell you what new software updates are available and if there are any old software updates that still need to be deployed.

The Software Update Health Dashboard set will assist in making your SCCM site healthier, achieving management goals and meeting SLA targets by increasing your software update compliance. The ultimate goal!

Software Update Health Dashboard

Reports in the Software Update Health Dashboard set include:

Software Update Health Dashboard

-This dashboard, shown above, will provide an overview of the software update health status based on reboot status, WUA scan status, SU deployments and WSUS sync status.

List of Computers by Reboot Status

-This report will provide you with a list of computers based on their reboot status.

List of Computers by WUA Scan Status

-This report will provide you with a list of computers based on their Windows Update Agent (WUA) status.

Software Updates Required but Not Deployed

-This report will provide you with a list of software updates that are required, but not deployed, by at least one computer.

List of WSUS Sync States by Site

-This report will provide you with a list of SCCM Software Update Point (SUP) servers based on their Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) sync status.

List of Computers with Unknown Software Update Scan Results

-This report will provide you with a list of computers that have not returned scan results for one or more software update. This generally means that the computer is offline or is having problems with the WUA and needs to be fixed.

Enhansoft Reporting – Software Update Health Dashboard Set

The Software Update Health Dashboard set of reports is found within Enhansoft Reporting’s Software Updates category. This category of dashboards and reports will provide you with details about your software inventory and help you understand what software updates are required.

Would you find it useful to have a handy dashboard with drill-through reports that will help ensure that you are fully patched? Then sign-up for the Software Update Health Dashboard set NOW! Don’t forget that we’ll email the set out to you in October.

All of our free reports have the Role-Based Administration (RBA) feature enabled, if appropriate. This means that if you are using Microsoft System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager or above, these reports will work with all RBA settings.

You can only sign-up for this report set, in celebration of Microsoft Ignite 2018, in September, so act quickly!