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Create a WannaCrypt report in Patch Manager

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Updated September 6, 2018


This article describes how to create a filtered Patch Manager report that checks Microsoft patches regarding the WannaCrypt ransomware.


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Perform a WSUS inventory on a regular basis to ensue that the report is accurate. Also, check your Task History in the Patch Manager Administrator Console for the most recent inventory task. If the inventory task ran last week, run a new inventory task now. 

See Generate a WSUS Inventory report for instructions on how to create, schedule, and run a WSUS inventory report.

After you run a a new inventory task, crate the report in the Patch Manager Administrator Console.

  1. Open the Patch Manager Administrator Console.
  2. Go to Administration and Reporting > Reporting > WSUS Reports > Windows Server Update Services Analytics.
  3. Right-click on Computer Update Status, and then click Edit Report.
  4. On the bottom half of the Report, select the following filters:
    • Computer Update Status
    • Update Title
  1. Select Operators, and then enter the KB number in the Contains field.
  2. Save the report using the KB number as the filename.
  3. Repeat the steps for all applicable KB numbers.

See Microsoft Security Bulletin MS17-010 - Critical to obtain the KB numbers.

(© 2017 Microsoft, available at, obtained on May 29, 2017.)


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