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.