While answering a forum post, I got the idea to write this blog post. Here I’ll show you how to determine within the Configuration Manager console what software updates (SUs) are missing and how to make a Software Update Group for them.
Start by opening the ConfigMgr console, select the Software Library node, and then expand the Software Updates and All Software Updates nodes. Click the Add Criteria link.
Select Required, Deployed, Expired and Superseded, and then click on the Add button.
Back in the console, click on the is less than or equal to link next to AND Required.
Select the is greater than or equal to node.
Once completed, click on the Search button and review the results. Notice that within my search results, I have 460 software updates (purple arrow) that are required by 1 (gold arrow) or more computers.
Now that you have a list of software updates that need to be deployed to at least one computer, you will need to create a Software Update Group in order to deploy them. Start by selecting the first row and then type Ctrl-a. This function will select all items.
With that last step completed, you can now download and deploy the SUG following your normal SU deployment procedures.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me @GarthMJ.