Join Brien Posey for an in-depth discussion in this video Use console monitoring to identify required updates in Intune, part of Windows 10: Plan and Implement Software Updates.
- The Microsoft Intune console can provide detailed information about updates that are needed by the devices that have been enrolled. So right now, I'm logged into the classic portal and I'm looking at the Dashboard view. Right away we can see that there is at least one update that is required. So I'm going to go ahead and click on this, and lets see what it looks like. When I click on this, I'm taken into the Updates screen. You can see that there are over 1000 updates that are available. And we don't immediately see anything telling us which update it is that's actually needed.
So how can we find out. Well, there are a few different ways that you can filter this view. One option is to just click on something like Critical Updates. By doing that, you'll see the critical updates, and you'll notice that right here, we have an update that has an exclamation point icon next to it. With that update selected, we can com down here and I see a current status of one computer that needs that update to be approved. There's a link that I can click on to approve this update. But we got lucky in a way because the update is near the top of the list, and this is a really long list.
So what would we do if this update weren't at the top of the list. Well one of the ways to deal with this problem, is to click on the needed column. If I click on the needed column, then the view is going to be sorted by needed updates. So if I click on it once that's going to push the updates that are needed towards the bottom. But if I click on it again, that's going to bring those needed updates up to the very top, so that now we can see exactly what it is that we need so that we can deal with it. Now keep in mind, I'm only looking at critical updates right here. Security updates, definitions updates, and that sort of thing are all handled separately, and we have links for each of those.
But with that said, I want to go back to the dashboard for a moment. Because you'll notice that not only do we have one required update that's listed, we also have a couple of alerts. So these alerts are just warnings, but I want to click on this just to find out what's in here. So when I click, I can see that there are critical updates that are needed, and I can see that there are security updates that are needed. Now keep in mind, alerts aren't just related to updates, they can apply to almost anything within Intune. But lets take a look at the security updates that are needed. So I'm just going to click on this message, and I can see that Current Status is Security Warning, Status is Active, and that there are three security updates waiting for approval for my review.
There's a link right here that I can click on to review and approve security updates. And if I click on that, I'm taken into a filtered view that shows me the security updates that I need. I can easily approve those updates just by selecting them and clicking on Approve this update. And I can do the same thing with that critical update. If I go back to the screen and I click on Critical Update, I can click on Review and approve critical updates. And now I'm taken into a filtered view that just shows me the update that is waiting on approval. So that's how you can get update information through the Intune console.
- Deploying updates manually
- Monitoring deployments
- Configuring automatic deployment rules
- Analyzing log files
- Approving and declining updates in Intune
- Deploying software from SCCM, WSUS, and Intune