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Updates Pane in Essentials

Applies To: System Center Essentials 2010

The Updates navigation button displays the Updates Overview pane, which contains information about update management and provides access to related tasks in System Center Essentials 2010.

When you click Updates, you can view the following information:

  • Update deployment status summaries

  • List of available updates by categories

  • Properties of a selected update

  • Update synchronization status

  • Update management reports

  • Help on update management


The update deployment status summary on the Updates Overview pane provides statistics about updates actually deployed to the computer. The statistics might not be the same as the deployment status statistics displayed on Essentials 2010 reports. This difference can occur if updates were deployed to a computer directly from Microsoft Update without being approved and installed through Essentials 2010.

In the Updates Overview pane, you can also perform the following tasks:

  • View unapproved updates.

  • Create new updates.

  • Configure update management settings.

  • Start a manual synchronization.

  • Import updates from catalogs.

See Also

Other Resources

Update Management in Essentials
Administration in Essentials