How to Enumerate Software Updates

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

You enumerate the software updates, in Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007, by creating an instance of the CCMUpdatesDeployment COM class and by using the EnumerateUpdates method. This example enumerates all updates that are deployed and available in the client UI.

To enumerate software updates

  1. Create a CCMUpdatesDeployment instance by using the CCMUpdatesDeployment COM class.

  2. Enumerate the updates by using the using the EnumerateUpdates method.


The following example method shows how to enumerate the software updates by creating an instance of the CCMUpdatesDeployment COM class and using the EnumerateUpdates method.


This example enumerates all software updates that are available in the client UI, both optional and mandatory.

In the example, the LocaleID property is hard-coded to English (U.S.). If you need the locale for non-U.S. installations, you can get it from the SMS_Identification Server WMI ClassLocaleID property or use the LocaleID value from the Configuration Manager Context Qualifiers.

For information about calling the sample code, see How to Call Configuration Manager COM Automation Objects

Sub EnumerateUpdates()

    ' Initialize variables.
    dim updatesDeployment
    dim progress
    dim updateCount
    dim update
    dim progressStage
    dim percentComplete
    dim errorCode
    dim updateData
    dim notify

    ' Create an UpdatesDeployment instance.
    set updatesDeployment = CreateObject ("UDA.CCMUpdatesDeployment")

    ' Get the current updates.
    Set updatesColl = updatesDeployment.EnumerateUpdates( 2, 0, progress )

    ' Get a count of the current updates.
    updateCount = updatesColl.GetCount()

    ' Determine whether there are any updates to enumerate.
    if updatecount = 0 then
        WScript.echo "No updates found."
        ' Loop through the updates.
        for nIndex = 0 To updateCount-1

            Set update = updatesColl.GetUpdate(nIndex)

            WScript.echo "Update ID: " & update.GetId()
            if update.GetEnforcementDeadline() <> Null then
                 WScript.echo "Enforcement Deadline: " & update.GetEnforcementDeadline()
                 WScript.echo "Enforcement Deadline: None" 
            end if 
            WScript.echo "Bulletin ID: " & update.GetBulletinId()
            WScript.echo "Article ID: " & update.GetArticleId()
            WScript.echo "Name: " & update.GetName(1033)
            WScript.echo "Summary: " & update.GetSummary(1033)
            WScript.echo "Information Link: " & update.GetInfoLink(1033)
            WScript.echo "Manufacturer: " & update.GetManufacturer(1033)
            WScript.echo "State: " & update.GetState()

            update.GetProgress progressStage, percentComplete, errorCode
            WScript.echo "Progress Stage: " & progressStage
            WScript.echo "Percent Complete: " & percentComplete
            WScript.echo "Error Code: " & errorCode
            WScript.echo "Notification Option: " & update.GetNotificationOption()
            WScript.echo " "


    end if
End Sub
public void EnumerateSoftwareUpdates()
        // Initialize reference variables needed later.
        object progress = null;
        object progressStage = null;
        object percentComplete = null;
        object errorCode = null;

        // Create UpdatesDeployment instance.
        UPDATESDEPLOYMENTLib.CCMUpdatesDeploymentClass newCCMUpdatesDeployment = new UPDATESDEPLOYMENTLib.CCMUpdatesDeploymentClass();

        // Get the current updates.
        UPDATESDEPLOYMENTLib.ICCMUpdatesCollection updatesCollection = newCCMUpdatesDeployment.EnumerateUpdates(2, true, ref progress);

        // Get a count of the available updates.
        int updateCount = updatesCollection.GetCount();
        // Check whether there are any updates to enumerate.
        if (updateCount == 0)
            Console.WriteLine("No updates found.");
            // Loop through the updates.
            for (int arrayIndex = 0; arrayIndex < updateCount; arrayIndex++)
                UPDATESDEPLOYMENTLib.ICCMTargetedUpdate update = updatesCollection.GetUpdate(arrayIndex);
                Console.WriteLine("Update ID: " + update.GetID());

                // Get enforcement deadline value to check for no enforcement deadline.
                // In this case, GetEnforcementDeadline does not return a 'null', but
                // a date with the year 1899.
                DateTime tempEnforcementDeadline = update.GetEnforcementDeadline();
                int tempYear = tempEnforcementDeadline.Year;
                if (tempYear.CompareTo(1899)== 0)
                    Console.WriteLine("Enforcement Deadline: None ");
                    Console.WriteLine("Enforcement Deadline: " + update.GetEnforcementDeadline());
                Console.WriteLine("Article ID: " + update.GetArticleId());
                Console.WriteLine("Name: " + update.GetName(1033));
                Console.WriteLine("Summary: " + update.GetSummary(1033));
                Console.WriteLine("Information Link: " + update.GetInfoLink(1033));
                Console.WriteLine("Manufacturer: " + update.GetManufacturer(1033));
                Console.WriteLine("State: " + update.GetState());
                update.GetProgress(ref progressStage, ref percentComplete, ref errorCode);
                Console.WriteLine("Progress Stage: " + progressStage);
                Console.WriteLine("Percent Complete: " + percentComplete);
                Console.WriteLine("Error Code: " + errorCode);

                Console.WriteLine("Notification Option: " + update.GetNotificationOption()); 
                Console.WriteLine(" "); 

        // Output success message.
        Console.WriteLine("Ran EnumerateSoftwareUpdates.");

    catch (COMException ex)
        Console.WriteLine("Failed to run EnumerateSoftwareUpdates method. Error: " + ex.Message);

Compiling the Code

This C# example requires:





COM Automation

The reference that is needed for early binding is UpdatesDeploymentAgent 1.0 Type Library. This creates a type library reference named UPDATESDEPLOYMENTLib. The early binding object name for the Control Panel Manager is CCMUpdatesDeploymentClass.

Robust Programming

For more information about error handling, see About Configuration Manager Errors.


For more information about securing Configuration Manager applications, see Securing Configuration Manager Applications.

See Also


System Center Configuration Manager Software Development Kit
Configuration Manager Software Updates
About Software Updates Client
CPAppletMgr Client COM Automation Class
CCMUpdatesDeployment COM Automation Class
ICCMUpdatesDeployment::EnumerateUpdates Method