Get-WsusUpdate

Gets the WSUS update object with details about the update.

Syntax

Get-WsusUpdate
   [-UpdateServer <IUpdateServer>]
   -UpdateId <Guid>
   [-RevisionNumber <Int32>]
   [<CommonParameters>]
Get-WsusUpdate
   [-UpdateServer <IUpdateServer>]
   [-Classification <WsusUpdateClassifications>]
   [-Approval <WsusApprovedState>]
   [-Status <WsusUpdateInstallationState>]
   [<CommonParameters>]

Description

The Get-WsusUpdate cmdlet gets the Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) update object with details about the update. This cmdlet requires the update unique identifier (GUID) or a set of filter criteria such as classification, approval and status as parameter.

The Get-WsusUpdate cmdlet can be called in two ways:

  • Passing in the Update ID (GUID) and RevisionNumber. This cmdlet returns a single update matching the specified Update ID and revision number.
  • Passing in filter parameters. These parameters include Classification, Approval, and Status. One or more updates matching the specified criteria are returned.

Examples

Example 1: Get updates by status

PS C:\> Get-WsusUpdate -Classification All -Approval Unapproved -Status FailedOrNeeded

This command gets all unapproved updates with a status of failed or needed.

Example 2: Get critical unapproved updates

PS C:\> Get-WsusUpdate -Classification Critical -Approval Unapproved -Status Any
Title                         Classification                    Installed/Not Applicable  Approved 
Percentage 
-----                         --------------                ----------------------------- -------- 
Windows XP Update Package,    Critical Updates                                            NotApproved 
October 25, 2001

This command gets all critical unapproved updates.

Required Parameters

-UpdateId

Specifies the update by its GUID. The GUID uniquely identifies the Group Policy Object (GPO).

Type:Guid
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False

Optional Parameters

-Approval

Specifies the approved state of the one or more updates to be returned. The acceptable values for this parameter are:

  • Unapproved
  • Declined
  • Approved
  • AnyExceptDeclined
Type:WsusApprovedState
Parameter Sets:Approved, Unapproved, AnyExceptDeclined, Declined
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-Classification

Specifies the classification of updates for which you want to get updates. The acceptable values for this parameter are:

  • All
  • Critical
  • Security
  • WSUS
Type:WsusUpdateClassifications
Parameter Sets:All, Critical, Security, WSUS
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-RevisionNumber

Specifies the revision number of a specific revision of an update. To specify the latest revision, set to zero.

Type:Int32
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-Status

Specifies the installation status for which to search. An update will be included only if it has at least one computer with the specified status. The acceptable values for this parameter are:

  • Needed
  • FailedOrNeeded
  • InstalledNotApplicableOrNoStatus
  • Failed
  • InstalledNotApplicable
  • NoStatus
  • Any
Type:WsusUpdateInstallationState
Parameter Sets:NoStatus, InstalledOrNotApplicable, InstalledOrNotApplicableOrNoStatus, Failed, Needed, FailedOrNeeded, Any
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-UpdateServer

Specifies the object that contains the WSUS server. This value is obtained by calling the Get-WsusServer cmdlet and passing the resulting IUpdateServer object into this cmdlet.

Type:IUpdateServer
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:True (ByValue)
Accept wildcard characters:False

Inputs

None

Outputs

Microsoft.UpdateServices.Commands.WsusUpdate