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Create a Patch Manager report that shows only third-party updates

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Created by Interspire Import, last modified by MindTouch Content Copy on Nov 13, 2015

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The Update Source field in WSUS inventory reports shows whether the update is a Microsoft or third-party update. Use this field to filter for only third-party updates.


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You can download the report from thwack or create the report using the following instructions. 

To create a Patch Manager report that shows only third-party updates:

  1. In the Patch Manager console, navigate to WSUS Reports > Windows Server Update Services Analytics.
  2. Click New Report in the Actions pane.
  3. Click Select Field and navigate to the Computer Update Status With Update Information datasource.
  4. Add the following fields in order:
    1. Computer Name
    2. Update Approval Action (Friendly Name)
    3. Update Installation State (Friendly Name)
    4. Domain or Workgroup (Update Server)
    5. Name (Update Server)
  5. Sort the Update Title field in ascending order.
  6. Click the Not Sorted button next to the Computer Name field and select Add to next sort position > Ascending.
  7. Select the Computer Update Status With Update Information field
  8. Add the Update Source field to the filter.
  9. Click Select Operator, and choose does not equal.
  10. Enter a value in MicrosoftUpdate.
  11. Click Next.
  12. Enter the name of your report.
  13. Click Finish.

To filter a report by a specific column in Report Viewer:

  1. Click the filter icon in the column header to expose the filter options for that column.
  2. Clear or select values as appropriate. Report Viewer displays values with a checkmark next to them.
  3. Click OK.

For additional information about how to create custom reports, see How to create a custom report using Patch Manager Report Definition Builder.

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14:52, 13 Nov 2015