Rights Management Services Client with Service Pack 2 (KB917275) via WSUS

On Tuesday, November 28, 2006, Rights Management Services Client with Service Pack 2 (KB917275) was downloaded by WSUS Server as classified under Service Packs.


According to Brian Lich [MSFT], “The RMS client should be not offered via WSUS because it is not considered a critical update.  We are investigating this.”


The RMS client is offered on Windows Update and Microsoft Update to Windows 2000 and Windows XP computer as an Optional/Recommended update.  It’s also available on the Microsoft Download Center.


I have approved this update for INSTALL and so far I haven’t seen any issue. Happy patching!


 

Extract computer hardware information from WSUS

A question was asked in the WSUS Mailing List (hosted by Shavlik Technologies on www.patchmanagement.org) –


 


I am using WSUS 2.0 and I was wondering if there was a way to extract the computer hardware information it collects?


 


Oh yes, this is possible.


 


You can extract computer hardware data in table ‘dbo.tbComputerTarget’ in SUS database (SUSDB). You can query for the following information;


 

TargetID        ComputerID    SID     LastSyncTime LastReportedStatusTime      LastReportedRebootTime          IPAddress      FullDomainName        OSMajorVersion        OSMinorVersion        OSBuildNumber          OSServicePackMajorNumber  OSServicePackMinorNumber  OSLocale       ComputerMake          ComputerModel         BiosVersion    BiosName       BiosReleaseDate       ProcessorArchitecture          ClientGuid      RequestedTargetGroupName IsRegistered



 


For instance, you can query it directly using SQL Query Analyzer or OSQL;


 


USE SUSDB


SELECT     FullDomainName, IPAddress, ComputerMake, ComputerModel, BiosName, BiosVersion, OSMajorVersion, OSServicePackMajorNumber


FROM         tbComputerTarget


 


Hope that helps! Happy patching.