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Server 2008/2008 R2

I'm trying to remotely monitor these servers to watch the progress of hotfixes being installed. I was able to find this in Server 2003/2003 R2: -Log: System -Source: NtServicePack

It seems the above event is written when every hotfix is installed.

I can't seem to find a comparable entry in Server 2008/2008 R2 though. Is there anything similar that I can easily monitor for remotely?

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In Windows Server 2008, Once the Hotfix is installed , You should see the below event in System Logs

Log Name: System

Source: Microsoft-Windows-WindowsUpdateClient

Date: 12/19/2012 11:48:41 PM

Event ID: 19

Task Category: Windows Update Agent

Level: Information

Keywords: Success,Installation

User: SYSTEM

Computer: test123.abc.net

Description: Installation Successful: Windows successfully installed the following update: Hotfix for Windows (KB2679255)

Event ID 19- should show you that the hotfix was installed successfully. So I believe, Windows Update Agent is what you are looking for in comparison to Windows Server 2003

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