The WSUS Management Console reports, that

2 new products and 0 new classifications have been added in the past 30 days.

How to determine which products (and classifications) exactly have been added?


I find the easiest way is to keep an eye on the WSUS Product Team Blog here. The only other way I have found is to manually go through the list, but that can be painful at times.

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You can do this in an administrative PowerShell:


[reflection.assembly]::LoadWithPartialName("Microsoft.UpdateServices.Administration") | out-null

if (!$wsus) {
             $wsus = [Microsoft.UpdateServices.Administration.AdminProxy]::GetUpdateServer() 

$wsus.GetUpdateClassifications("$((Get-Date).AddDays(-31))","$(Get-Date)") | select Title, Description, Releasenotes, arrivaldate
$wsus.GetUpdateCategories("$((Get-Date).AddDays(-31))","$(Get-Date)") | select Title, Description, Releasenotes, arrivaldate

This will list all classifications and categories added in the past 31 days.

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  • 1
    Some explanatory words are necessary. – Deer Hunter Mar 10 '15 at 22:38
  • I've added an explanation. – Sören Kuklau May 29 '15 at 12:40

The only way to I know of is to watch for message you have above. (I check WSUS once every a week as a matter of routine)

Then go to the update services mmc | options | Product and Classifications

Once I have that open I have used my favorite note taking app to write down what I have checked previous. Then I do a stare and compare to determine which ones have changed.

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  • This is what I'm trying to avoid... – Toro May 14 '09 at 21:24

You can examine the "Synchronizations" tab, and see where the column "New updates" is non-zero. Right-click and choose "Sychronization report".

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  • Sorry, but the question was about products and classifications, not about updates. – Toro May 18 '09 at 6:52

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