Category: Software Updates

January 8, 2020
Configuration Manager Maintenance Tasks

The beginning of the year is a great time to check your Configuration Manager (ConfigMgr/SCCM/MEMCM) environment to ensure that everything is working smoothly. We all know that we should be…

January 7, 2020
Computer Software Update Details Dashboard

January 2020’s free Configuration Manager (ConfigMgr/SCCM/MEMCM) giveaway is the Computer Software Update Details Dashboard. This dashboard is available in both Power BI and SSRS formats. Why do you need this…

August 21, 2019
No Rows – What It Is and Why You Should Use It

Instead of showing empty report sections because a query produced no results, I wanted to add some text to explain the outcome. I turned to an option called, No Rows,…

July 10, 2019
RBA and Non-RBA Queries: When is Slower Actually Faster?

Up until now, my experience working with SCCM’s Role-Based Administration (RBA) queries showed them to be slower than the normal SQL Server views. My thoughts changed, however, when I recently…

September 27, 2018
Software Update Health Dashboard Set

The Microsoft Ignite expo hall closes at 5:15 p.m. today, so make sure to come and see us in booth #2113! We’ll scan your badge in order to send you…

March 14, 2017
How to Determine What Software Updates Are Required within Configuration Manager

I’ll show you how to determine within the Configuration Manager console what software updates (SUs) are missing and how to make a Software Update Group for them.

December 15, 2016
How Do I Install PowerShell Modules?

By Garth Jones Not long ago, I was working with PowerShell (PS) in order to create a few automation scripts. This was a bit of a challenge for me as…

October 6, 2016
How to Perform a Software Update Audit

I’m always interested in hearing how people perform a software update audit. Here’s one of the requests I typically see posted within the Microsoft TechNet Forums: I need a report…

August 10, 2016
KB3000850 Causes Patching Issues

As of late I have had to create a bunch of fresh VMs and patch them up. Just so happens that one of those VMs was a new domain controller…