Client Tools: Install Missing Software Updates
What it does:
The Install Missing Software Updates tool displays required or available software updates that are not currently installed on a device, allowing a user to select from the list and then install them.
How it does it:
This tool completes this action via Remote WMI.
Navigate to the Install Missing Software Updates tool by right clicking on a Device Object, selecting Recast RCT, then Client Tools, and finally selecting Install Missing Software Updates.
The Install Missing Software Updates tool can be run on single devices, multi-selected devices, or with a similar tool designed to be run on a device collection object itself.
When the action is run, the Remote Software Center will pop up and will start scanning the device(s) for available or required Software Update Deployments. These are presented to the console user in a list, from which the desired updates can be selected to be installed.
Upon successfully kicking off the remote install, the tool will display progress (of the kick off, not the installation itself) and progress log messages as they complete. Devices are sorted into successful and unsuccessful categories.
The Install Missing Software Updates tool is for installing update deployments that are available or required to a remote device. Using this tool will not deploy the updates, merely install updates that have already been deployed.
The Install Missing Software Updates tool requires the following permissions:
- Requires the Install Software Updates permission from the ConfigMgr Client plugin.
- This tool requires administrator permission on the remote device.
- If using a Recast Server with service account, the service account needs administrator permission on the remote device.
- This tool uses remote WMI.
This tool requires Remote WMI. For more details on Remote WMI in the Right Click Tools, see our FAQ page.
No common errors for this tool.