Join Brien Posey for an in-depth discussion in this video Use reports to identify required updates in Intune, part of Windows 10: Plan and Implement Software Updates.
- [Instructor] Microsoft Intune allows you to manage updates for enrolled devices. So right now I'm logged into Intune and I'm looking at the classic portal and I'm looking at a dashboard view. And you can see right away that there is a required update. Now before I show you what this update looks like, I need to point out that Intune will only expose updates once you've registered a PC for use with Intune. Until you've enrolled a PC, update related functionality is hidden. So if you've enrolled a PC and you still don't see anything related to updates in the console, check to make sure that the PC really was enrolled as a PC and not as a mobile device.
So with that said, how can we tell what updates are needed. Well certainly there are ways of finding out through the dashboard, but you can also generate a report. So to do that I'm going to come over here to reports and I'm going to click on reports. And there are a lot of different reports that Intune can generate. But right up here at the top of the list we have update reports. So let's go ahead and click on that and see what this looks like. So now I'm taken into update reports. And we have a number of options here. First we can select the classification.
We can look for all updates, important updates, high priority updates, or we can choose to select and update classification. We can look for things like critical updates, security updates et cetera. I'm going to go ahead and take a look at important updates. Next we can look at the update status. Right now this is set to report all, but we could filter this and look at important updates that are already installed or that are pending or that are needed or even updates that have failed. I'm going to take a look at updates that are needed.
And I'm not going to worry about selecting an MSRC rating. So what I'm looking at is important updates that are currently needed by enrolled devices. So I'm going to click View Report, and it takes just a second to create a report. And here's my report. And here are the important updates that are needed by devices that are enrolled into Intune. So that's how you use reporting to find out what updates are needed.
- 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