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Inventory Tasks

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Created by Caroline Juszczak, last modified by MindTouch on Jun 23, 2016

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There are two types of Inventory tasks in Patch Manager:

  • WSUS Inventory
  • Managed Computer Inventory

The WSUS Inventory task collects data from the WSUS server. This type of Inventory provides detailed information about WSUS server configuration, WSUS server statistics, basic computer inventory attributes, and so on. Data from the WSUS Inventory task only populates reports in two categories:

  • WSUS Reports > Windows Server Update Services
  • WSUS Reports > Windows Server Update Services Analytics

The Managed Computer Inventory task collects data from your managed computers. This type of task uses Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI), and you can customize it to collect the specific data you want to see. Data from the Managed Computer Inventory task populates reports in the Configuration Management Reports parent category, and the Windows Update category under WSUS Reports.

This section addresses the following procedures:

The following video illustrates the process to set up a WSUS Inventory and run the related reports:

"WSUS Inventory and Reporting,"

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