Software Updates Web Dashboard

The Software Updates Web Dashboard displays update compliance in your environment.

Run a Software Updates Scan

To scan devices for update compliance:

1. In your Recast Management Server, navigate to Dashboards > Software Updates.

2. On the Software Updates page, click Select Service Connections to choose service connections to include in the scan.

3. In the side panel that opens, select the Configuration Manager collections to include.

4. Click Save & Run Scan.

Apply Filters

Once the scan runs, you can select and apply filters.

To apply filters:

1. Select from the following filters:

  • Limit to deployed updates, with an option to only display Updates older than x days.
  • Limit to software update groups by selecting a group from the drop-down list.
  • Remove software update categories (Security Updates, Updates, Definition Updates, Update Rollups, Critical Updates, and Other Classifications) by unchecking them.

2. Click Apply Filters.

Edit Configuration Filters

After a scan runs, you can click Edit to change the service connections included in the scan.

Create a Snapshot

Take a snapshot of the dashboard to capture the state of your system at a single point in time.

To create a snapshot:

After a scan runs, click Create Snapshot.

Create a Trend

Schedule regular snapshots to view update compliance over a set period of time. See Software Updates Web Dashboard Trend.

Software Updates Charts

The Software Updates Dashboard displays two charts: Device Compliance Status and Missing Updates by Category. Click on a segment of the chart or legend to view details in the table below.Software updates web dashboard pie charts

Device Compliance Status

Displays devices according to whether they have reported their compliance to Configuration Manager.

A Compliant device is reporting installed updates and no missing updates.

A Non-Compliant device is reporting at least one missing update.

When compliance is listed as Unknown, a device has not reported installed and/or missing updates to Configuration Manager. This can occur if devices have not checked in since updates were deployed, if devices are no longer on the network, or if devices are not able to communicate with ConfigMgr servers for some other reason.

If Limit to deployed updates is enabled, both the installed updates and missing updates will include only those that have been deployed. If no known updates have been deployed, no updates will be in either list, resulting in all devices being displayed as 'Unknown'.

Missing Updates By Category

Displays updates missing according to included categories (Security Updates, Updates, Definition Updates, Update Rollups, Critical Updates, Other Classifications). 

Software Updates Tabs

Tabbed views offer additional information about the devices in each category. There are also options to Export to CSV and to Expand to Full Screen.

Software updates web dashboard table

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