Software Updates/Bulletins are missing from the Patch Compliance Reports.
When running the Patch Compliance by Bulletin report those Bulletins are missing, yet when going to the Patch Remediation Center / Manage Software Updates Page - right-click the Bulletin and 'View vulnerable computers', there are applicable machines listed.
Patch Management Solution is not able to target Superseded Software Updates. Reports only list applicable Software Updates which are deployable and have not been Superseded.
The 'View targeted computers' drill down on the Patch Remediation Center does not take the Superseded status into account, for they are merely showing the Software that would be applicable to the updates. However, the Patch Filter will not target those clients if the vendor has deemed the Software Update was Superseded.
Review the Windows Superseded Bulletins report; check if the Bulletin/Update was Superseded or Partially Superseded:
Open the Console > Reports > All Reports > Software > Patch Management > Software Bulletins > Windows Superseded Bulletins:
- Ensure Parameters are in order for the following settings:
- Release Date From:
- Superseded Status:
- Partially Superseded
Alternatively, may work through the following:
- Go to Microsoft's Catalog Site
- Input the Software Update / Bulletin in question
- Select the individual Software Update Link
- View the Package Details tab and note the update which replaced it moving forward
- Note the Bulletin that Superseded the targeted Bulletin / Update
Lastly, check the Compliance Report for this Software Update / Bulletin to confirm it is Applicable/Vulnerable/Installed, or the SSE Reports can be utilized to review the main Patch Filter as outlined on TECH227522 to ensure the updates are targeting.
Advisory: Even if the customized modified database items to allow for Superseded Software Updates to be presen t in the Compliance Reports from HOWTO84835; Patch Management will not target the Software Update, nor deliver it to the listed Client, for the rule logic is disabled in the Patch Filter and that means the update will never target.