Missing Application Updates in Scan

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When scanning the computer for applications, hotfixes, and updates, some of the application specific updates that are visible in Programs and Features > Installed Updates do not show up in PDQ Inventory under the Applications or Hotfixes sections when viewing the computer details.

 

Why is this? Am I missing something? Is there a way to get these to be visible?

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Hi David,

Good news, scanning for Office updates will be released in an upcoming version of Inventory. I don't have a timeline, but it should be included in the next major version.

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Any update on when Office updates will be supported natively?  Was just trying to scan for a faulty Outlook update and wondered why I couldn't see it.  Will implement the workaround for now.

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At this point the only updates that are natively scanned (in Hotfixes) are OS updates. We do have plans to incorporate non-OS updates (such as Office and .NET patches) to our native scanners.

In the meantime there is a way for you do collect this info but it will require using some Registry scanners. You can do this from File > Preferences > Scan Profiles

The paths to scan can return a lot of data, just an FYI. For each registry scanner (there are two) that I defined I placed the row limit to 6,000. That should be enough but you may need to increase it.

NonOSUpdatesRegistryScanner.png

 

The registry paths to scan are:

SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall

SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall

The hives should be set to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE. Below is an example of the first registry scanner.

NonOSUpdatesRegistryScannerExample.png

 

You will need to scan all of your computers with this new or modified Scan Profile.

To group computers based on a specific update you would use the Registry filter on a Collection or a Report.

Here is an example of a Collection that filters out computers which have the Office 2013 patch KB3039734. 

CollectionRegistryExample.png

 

If you wanted to create a report that showed all Office 2013 security patches then you could use a filter like DisplayName contains "Security Update for Microsoft Office 2013" and then it would show you all the computers and patches with that string in the name.

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