2 Replies Latest reply on Jul 29, 2015 5:39 PM by kellytice

    Patch Manager Web Console Installation?

    bormaer

      This is a basic question but I didn't find enough information to make a decision. Does the reporting web console allow for displayed reports to be sorted/grouped and revised like the MMC provides? I'm still in need of providing reports that are computer group specific but provide a list of needed updates per server.  I'm still very new with report creation so I apologize if an obvious solution exists.

       

      Thank you!

        • Re: Patch Manager Web Console Installation?
          frgpugs

          No.  The Orion platform is useless for Patch Manager.  The only thing it does really is contain the MMC for PM.  If you have no other modules its not even worth wasting a DB on installing it.

          • Re: Patch Manager Web Console Installation?
            kellytice

            The optional web console (that can snap into an existing Orion console) can be useful as a slightly more graphical reporting mechanism, but the report/info there is not configurable...it just provides a decent amount of summary information about the WSUS machines/updates.  It is a read-only view, and the reports included there would not address the information you are looking for.

             

            You might wish to create this report definition and see if it helps you out.  When you run it it will prompt you to enter the WSUS Target Group name that you wish to filter by.  After you type it you have to hit OK twice for some reason ( i think that is a minor bug).  The updates that show as Not Installed for that group are the ones that have evaluated as applicable but are not currently installed.

             

            You'll create a new report (suggested name: Computer Update Status for selected WSUS Target Group)  and add the fields listed, but when you add them make sure you are adding all of them (including the one in the 'filter criteria' section) from this datasource:   Computer Update Status with Approval Information

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