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    Use this template to check the status of Windows updates, including how many updates are available and how many were installed. It also checks if a reboot is required before or after the installation of updates, and monitors the number of days that have passed since the last update.

     

    Prerequisites: Windows Remote Management (WinRM) is installed and properly configured on target servers.

     

    Credentials: Administrator privileges on target servers.

     

    Note: This template was updated in August 2019 to support Windows Server 2008 — 2019. With the exception of AppInsight templates, SAM templates are not updated automatically when you upgrade SAM, to avoid overwriting any custom changes made to existing templates. Download the latest versions from THWACK instead.

     

    Configure WinRM

    To configure WinRM:

    1. Install PowerShell 2.0 or later and WinRM on the Orion server and target servers, if necessary. See Use PowerShell in SAM for details.
    2. On the Orion server, open a command prompt as an Administrator. To do this, go to the Start menu, right-click cmd.exe and then select Run as Administrator.
    3. At the command prompt on the Orion server, type:

    winrm quickconfig
    winrm set winrm/config/client @{TrustedHosts="*"}

    1. On the target server, open a command prompt as an Administrator and type:

    winrm quickconfig
    winrm set winrm/config/client @{TrustedHosts="IP_ADDRESS"}

    where IP address is the IP address of your Orion server.

     

    Component Monitors

     

    Available hidden updates

    Returns the amount of available hidden updates.

    Available critical updates

    Returns the amount of available critical updates. Should always be zero.

    Available optional updates

    Returns the amount of available optional updates.

    Installed updates

    Returns the amount of installed updates.

    Days passed from last Windows Update

    Returns the number of days that passed since the last Windows update installation, along with the name of last installed update.

    Windows Updates activity status

    Returns the installation status of Windows updates.

    Possible values:
    0 - Windows currently is not installing updates.
    1 - Windows currently is installing updates.

    Machine restart status before installing Windows Updates

    Returns the restart status after installing Windows updates.

    Possible values:
    0 - No reboot required.
    1 - Updates installed. Reboot required.

    Machine restart status after installing Windows Updates

    Returns the restart status after installing Windows updates.

    Possible values:
    0 - No reboot required.
    1 - Updates installed. Reboot required.

    Service: Windows Updates

    Monitors the Windows Update service that enables detection, download, and installation of updates for Windows and other programs. If this service is disabled, users of this computer cannot perform Windows updates or use the automatic update feature. If this service is down, programs cannot access the Windows Update Agent (WUA) API.