Search Installed Windows Updates


See installed hotfixes, with name, description, hotfix id, installation date, and installation user for each hotfix


  

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See Data from Live Endpoints

Action1 queries your entire fleet of workstations in real-time to provide you with live results. You will get a complete list of Windows updates installed on your endpoints. Nonetheless, that’s not a problem if some endpoints are offline and cannot be queried. For this purpose, Action1 presents you with cached data. You can always switch between live and cached responses and filter out the endpoints that are turned off at the moment.

See Data from Live Endpoints

Plan Your Maintenance Scope

Action1 reports are a great source of information. The “Installed Updates” report lists all KBs and hotfixes deployed in your system, with IDs, descriptions, installation dates, etc. Get a high-level overview or opt for expanding details. Action1 enables you to filter results to a specific hotfix and see all endpoints where this update is installed. Leverage this report when assessing your system security and planning maintenance works.

Plan Your Maintenance Scope

Get the Information You Need

Get the information that is meaningful to you. Instead of running through a long list of entries, search for a specific hotfix ID, date, or an endpoint name right in the “Installed Updates” report. Action1 will instantly outline the results. Check relevant information faster with Action1 smart search.

Get the Information You Need

Automate with Alerts and Subscriptions

Improve your patch management workflows with alerts and subscriptions. Set up notifications to get an email every time the update is installed in the system or schedule a report subscription. Alerts and reports delivered on a regular basis help save time and organize the work of the IT department more efficiently.

Automate with Alerts and Subscriptions

Prove Compliance and Share Results

Export the “Installed Updates” report as CSV or HTML and present it to your compliance or operations department. The data included in this report is sufficient for security assessment and can be used to prove compliance with industry standards and regulations. The exported data can be seamlessly integrated into SIEM solutions.

Prove Compliance and Share Results

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Eager to find out more? Watch the video to learn how Action1 endpoint management solution can help you streamline IT asset management and automate the deployment of software updates. Find out more about Action1 features such as the ability to build software and hardware inventories, deploy software updates across multiple endpoints at once, orchestrate software distribution with no downtime, and schedule service operations.




  

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Action1 is an endpoint management platform that combines patch management, software deployment, IT asset management and endpoint configuration management in one easy-to-use centralized Cloud-based service that is available both as free edition and paid subscription. Manage security patching using plain English from the Cloud. Such as type 'show missing patches' or 'install Windows updates'. Get results instantly from live systems and deploy patches remotely.



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The ability to search for installed Windows updates is crucial for successful patch management. In IT environments where the importance of regular updates is neglected, the network is more prone to system errors and data breaches. Tracing what Windows KBs and hotfixes have been installed in the system is a major step towards operations security. Action1 enables you to query your remote Windows machines in real-time and get the most up-to-date information about the updates and patches deployed in the system. With an efficient patch management solution, you can address vulnerabilities and make sure your servers and workstations are not exposed to risks.

This free tool can be used to check for installed patches on Windows and export the list of installed Windows updates. You can use it for simplified Windows patch management, for example, to create a list of missing patches, install missing patches, determine missing Windows updates. Action1 is a free and user-friendly alternative to using PowerShell scripts to get installed hotfixes ("Get-HotFix" cmdlet) or running WMI queries to determine the list of installed hotfixes ("wmic qfe").



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Action1 provides RESTful API and integrates with the following systems so you can get most out of your deployment:

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As a compliance manager, I have to make sure that all patches are in place and prove it with reports. We`ve got that covered with Action1.

- Camilla Stark, Compliance Manager


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Action1`s report is more detailed and way friendlier than Windows Update pane. You can search, you can hide details, see server names. Fast and efficient! My clients also like it.

- Ginger Bruke, IT Expert


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I use Action1 mostly for managing Window patches. I frequently check the missing updates. Also I`ve subscribed to a report that shows what updates were installed.

- Brendon Chu, System Administrator




Frequently Asked Questions



1. What is a Windows update?
Update (hotfix, KB) is an executable that is delivered on top of the program or operating system to improve it or fix a security issue. Every so often Microsoft releases updates for Windows and other products such as Outlook, SharePoint, or Teams. These updates are typically free of charge and are meant to enhance your computers` operability and security.

2. How do I see the updates that are already installed on a PC?
On a Windows PC, navigate to "System and Security\Windows Update\View update history" to the updates that have been already deployed, with the name, installation date, and importance for each update. To see updates installed on remote computers, you`ll need WMI or you can leverage the ready-to-use "Installed Updates" report from Action1.

3. Do I need to install updates?
It is absolutely necessary to install Windows and roll-out updates and patches. Please pay additional attention to KBs marked as critical or important. They address system vulnerabilities and must be installed as fast as possible to mitigate potential harm.

4. Can Action1 help me manage Windows patches?
Action helps manage software updates. With Action1 Cloud-based service, you can set up automated patch deployment and orchestrate update discovery and distribution on remote computers.




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