Are we getting all of our updates?

On February 29, 2016, in news, by susan

Mark Berry brought this up in the partner forum and we’ve been discussing it on the patchmanagement.org listserve:

There are optional driver updates that windows 10 does not show you/offer up to you/and there’s no way in the software update screen to see that these updates even exist.  The only way to know they are there is to either run a powerpoint script or use the KB to block drivers to expose that there are drivers hiding.

On a physical Windows 10

http://www.mcbsys.com/blog/2015/03/updated-powershell-script-to-show-windows-update-settings/

Use that or

$UpdateSession = New-Object -ComObject Microsoft.Update.Session
$UpdateSearcher = $UpdateSession.CreateUpdateSearcher()
$SearchResult = $UpdateSearcher.Search(“IsInstalled=0”)
$NotHiddenUpdates = $SearchResult.updates | Where-Object {$_.IsHidden -eq $false}
$NotHiddenUpdates | format-list

You’ll see that there’s updates that haven’t been installed.

 

 

6 Responses to Are we getting all of our updates?

  1. Thomas Nielsen says:

    How do I run a Power Point script Susan ?

    Kind regards
    An old Fan from Denmark,

  2. Rick says:

    The life-saving WU front-end called WU Mini Tool also shows it:
    http://forums.mydigitallife.info/threads/64939-Windows-Update-MiniTool

  3. Cliff Hogan says:

    Or check the WindowsUpdate Event Log and lookup the GUID in the Microsoft Catalog if any update was found and not installed.