May 31, 2018
Sure, we are patched, I think . . . – WST
“I heard on the news there’s an important update for our computers. Are we updated?” Every admin has been asked this question from a friend, coworker, boss, or client. Hopefully your answer is yes. But how do you know your computers are updated, without errors?
Windows Updates are a necessary step to ensure the security of your computer, network and data. Unfortunately, visibility into the success of the actual update installation is lacking. However, you do have built-in tools to help you verify installations and troubleshoot errors. Tools such as: Event Viewer, the Windows Update log file itself, Reliability Monitor and PowerShell are all capable of helping you troubleshoot the installation of your updates on a local computer or your network.
See the blog post – https://10dsecurity.com/prod/windows-update-management-tips/ for more information about identifying update status, and tools to troubleshoot updates in your environment utilizing tools you already have.