How to Check the Windows Update Agent Version on Clients
Applies To: System Center Configuration Manager 2007, System Center Configuration Manager 2007 R2, System Center Configuration Manager 2007 R3, System Center Configuration Manager 2007 SP1, System Center Configuration Manager 2007 SP2
Windows Update Agent (WUA) 3.0 is required on Configuration Manager 2007 client computers so that they can connect to the Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) 3.0 server and retrieve the list of software updates that need to be scanned for compliance. By default, the WUA version is collected as part of hardware inventory and can be displayed by running a SQL query, by running a software updates scan report, or by opening Resource Explorer for a client computer.
The WUA version is not recorded until a client computer scans for software updates compliance at least one time and then hardware inventory is collected for the client computer.
Use one of the following procedures to verify the WUA version.
To display the WUA version on client computers using a SQL query
Create a query statement that retrieves client computers and the Windows Update Agent version, such as the following sample query statement:
SELECT v_R_System.Netbios_Name0, v_GS_WINDOWSUPDATEAGENTVERSIO.Version0 FROM v_GS_WINDOWSUPDATEAGENTVERSIO INNER JOIN v_R_System ON v_GS_WINDOWSUPDATEAGENTVERSIO.ResourceID = v_R_System.ResourceID WHERE v_GS_WINDOWSUPDATEAGENTVERSIO.Version0 <> 'ISNULL' ORDER BY v_GS_WINDOWSUPDATEAGENTVERSIO.Version0
You can use a similar query when creating a Configuration Manager custom report. The sample query retrieves all computers that have a value for the Windows Update Agent version.
To verify the WUA version using a software updates report
In the Configuration Manager console, navigate to System CenterConfiguration Manager / Site Database / Computer Management / Reporting / Reports.
Right-click Scan 1 - Last scan states by collection or Scan 2 - Last scan states by site, and then click Run.
Enter the required parameters, and then click Display.
Click the drill-down link in the left column for one of the scan states. The WUA version is displayed in the Windows Update Agent Version column for all client computers for the specific scan state.
To verify the WUA version using Resource Explorer
In the Configuration Manager console, navigate to System CenterConfiguration Manager / Site Database / Computer Management / Collections.
Click the collection that contains the client computer.
Right-click the client computer, click Start, and then click Resource Explorer.
Expand Hardware, and then click Windows Update Agent Version.
For additional information, see Configuration Manager 2007 Information and Support.
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