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Common Patch Manager compliance reports

Updated June 13, 2018

Overview

This article provides a list of common reports you can generate in Patch Manager that may help you with your compliance audits.

Environment

  • All Patch Manager versions

Detail

Patch Manager includes several reports you can use to provide compliance information about your deployment. These reports are templates you can customize and rename for your compliance audits. You can access all reports from the navigation pane in the Patch Manager Administrator Console.

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The following table provides a partial list of Patch Manager reports you can use to meet your compliance requirements. You can create a custom report, schedule the report to run at a specific time, and then receive the report by email in a specific format (such as a Microsoft® Excel® or CSV file).

These reports use WMI to query the MSI service on your managed computers and do not require an agent.

To collect the latest information about your deployment, inventory your WSUS server and managed systems before you generate a report.

Category Report Description
WSUS Reports > Windows Server Update Services Analytics Computer Update Status

Reports all Microsoft and third-party updates installed on each client system and whether they are approved, installed or failed. This report does not explain why an update failed.

WSUS Reports > Windows Server Update Services Analytics Computer Update Status - Locally Published Updates Reports the third-party updates installed by WSUS and includes statuses such as install success, failure, approved, and not approved.
WSUS Reports > Windows Server Update Services Analytics Computer Update Status Approved Updates Not Installed

Reports the approved upgrade packages that were not installed. This report does not state whether the upgrade was applicable for each system. 

Configuration Management Reports > Computer (General) Software installed counts Reports the number of software applications installed on your client systems. 
Configuration Management Reports > Installed Programs and Features Installed Programs and Feature Basic Reports all software applications installed on the client systems. Sort by Display Name to identify outdated software versions.
Configuration Management Reports > Installed Programs and Features Installed Programs and Feature Basic (MS Products Omitted) Reports all third-party software applications and versions on the client systems. 
Task History Reports > Task History Task History Reports all updates pushed to the client systems. Sort by Operation to view specific update tasks.

Custom reports

See Custom Patch Manager report templates on THWACK to access report templates created by SolarWinds professionals.

See Generate a report that includes the server name, update title, and installation state to generate a report that includes these details.

 

 

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