Get-WsusUpdate -Approval Unapproved -Status Needed Approve-WsusUpdate -Action Install -TargetGroupName 'All Computers' -WhatIf In this case, I used —WhatIf just to simulate what would happen if I approved all of these updates. It has plugins per operation that you can inspect the detection method for yourself and even write your own if you aren't satisfied. ~Boe Boe, this is great stuff. Because of this I cannot understand what it is you are trying to do. I've tried looking in to.
In case you have missed them, here are links to the blog series thus far. I'm looking for a way to automate the Synchronization Report that will give the result for the last 30 days. IncludedInstallationStates Gets or sets the update installation states to search for. Shame when even the long-standing active members can't close their questions. . Plus, the color-coded results make the report easier to read and more presentable for administrators.
? As usual, the main reason was that people didn't install security updates on time. Much like yesterday, I will dive into some of the objects that we have worked with throughout the week and make use of some of the methods that require the Update Scope object to work properly. With that script pretty much feature complete, I thought I would share it here. A large part of my job is compliance reporting. IncludeSubgroups Gets or sets whether the ComputerTargetGroups property should include descendant groups. Look at teh properties of teh articles to see that none of the items you need exist on teh updates colelction. Status: This is always blank.
ServicePackInEffect: This is always blank. After writing the error message, the script ends so that the Help desk can determine why the machine is offline and fix the problem. This technique is shown in the code that follows. Creating the Update Scope object Much as we did with the Computer Target Scope object, we need first to create the Update Scope object so we can then look at its properties and make adjustments, if needed. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. He is a moderator on the Hey, Scripting Guy! Well, that wraps it up for today. Querying for items offered by computer takes a little bit more stealth to get merged into the result.
This works fine for us because these updates are new to us and because we only want those for the most recent patch Tuesday. First I wanted to just show the number of updates per Target Group, then dive into a specific target group and pull number of updates per Computer like the report above and present it out. This cmdlet writes information directly to the host interface, which makes the output unusable for pipelining. I am proud of that. For instance with the example below, we are looking to decline all updates that have yet to been approved or declined that are language packs.
In the end, I wrote a fairly short script that the individual can use to get the information he needed. Tomorrow I will jump into working with the Update Scope object and performing queries that use that object. How to I adjust the code to get reports for all groups? IsApproved } } } The only adjustment here was that I only had one InstallationState used InstalledPendingReboot. In PowerShell V2 we can use the Export-Csv to create a comma separated file. The Computer Target Scope is, as the name implies, a scope that that can be used to filter a list of clients. This is shown in the image that follows.
Hello Alex, first of all thanks for your work! This is so I can more accurately compare the output here with what is in the Administration Console. It seems to have gotten everywhere on the Internet. Here is a list of the editable properties: ExcludedInstallationStates Gets or sets the installation states to exclude. After clearing the PowerShell window, kb. Building these objects is what PowerShell is all about. Ba… 7c1c2-7ec7-4eed-a086-0b6067757a Blah Blah Microsoft.
ToLastSyncTime Gets or sets the latest last synchronization time to search for. ComputerTargetScope Simple enough to do, and we can choose to leave the default properties that are already set for this object if we want to. You will need to re-direct the output of the command to a text file somewhere. FromArrivalDate Gets or sets the minimum arrival date to search for. TextNotIncludes Gets or sets the string to exclude. This value may be a combination of any number of values from UpdateInstallationStates. Hector2016: I read the script and it looks like it could do what we need.
By default, when an error occurs, PowerShell issues an error message, then continues to the next line. Sure enough, we can use the GetUpdates method and supply our Update Scope object to pull this information. If we need complex reports then we have to draw in methods that allow us to build complex relational or hierarchical object collection and then design and build custom formatters that can consume these object collections and spit out the report we need. Creating the Computer Target Scope object The first thing we need to do is create the scope object, which we can then use in some of the methods we have seen. I tried going to the Computer Reports, from the console, Computer Status Summary. This script will provide an output in PowerShell but it is intended to be used in conjunction with an email alert.