Install Missing Software Updates

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 and install them on a remote device. This tool can be run on single devices, multi-selected devices, or with a similar tool designed to be run on a device collection.

NOTE: This tool will not deploy updates. It will install updates that have already been deployed.

This tool uses Remote WMI.

To run this tool:

1. In your Configuration Manager console, right-click on a device.

2. Click Right Click Tools > Client Tools > Install Missing Software Updates.

The Remote Software Center will open and start scanning the device(s) for available or required Software Update Deployments. 

3. Select desired updates and click Install.

IMSU Screenshot

Upon successfully kicking off the remote install, the tool displays progress (of the kick-off, not the installation itself). Devices are sorted into successful and unsuccessful categories.

Recast Permissions

ConfigMgr ClientInstall Software Updates

Microsoft Permissions

  • This tool requires administrator permission on the remote device.
  • If using a Recast Management Server with service account, the service account needs administrator permission on the remote device.
  • This tool uses remote WMI.