I read Marc’s post about Compliance Reporting and it was similar to a problem I deal with in my job. Part of my job is to run Update Management on one of the domains consisting of around 12,000 managed computers at Microsoft using WSUS. We do this in order to validate WSUS (and similar products) in an environment with real users. Another group at Microsoft audits my compliance, and often request a list of non-compliant machines for specific security bulletins. I have adapted Marc’s SQL script to do just that.
I ran into one issue, Marc’s SQL script will blocks clients from scanning while it runs. Since the script can take a long time to execute on larger data sets, I decided to allow SQL to read dirty data and unblock my clients (SET TRANSACTION ISOLATION LEVEL READ UNCOMMITTED.).
I hope you find this useful.
Software Design Engineer in Test II, WSUS
-- Find computers within a target group that need a security bulletin
SET TRANSACTION ISOLATION LEVEL READ UNCOMMITTED
@TargetGroup = 'All Computers'
@Bulletin = 'MS08-030'
-- Find the computers not compliant for each security bulletin in the given @TargetGroup
-- where the approved occured between @Days and @DaysEnd days ago
SELECT ct.Name,@Bulletin as Bulletin,ct.LastReportedStatusTime
FROM PUBLIC_VIEWS.vComputerGroupMembership as cgm INNER JOIN
PUBLIC_VIEWS.vComputerTarget as ct ON
cgm.ComputerTargetId = ct.ComputerTargetId INNER JOIN
PUBLIC_VIEWS.vComputerTargetGroup as ctg ON
cgm.ComputerTargetGroupId = ctg.ComputerTargetGroupId
WHERE (ctg.Name = @TargetGroup)
-- And only select those for which an update is approved for install, the
-- computer status for that update is either 2 (not installed), 3 (downloaded),
-- 5 (failed), or 6 (installed pending reboot), and
-- the update bulletin is the one provided.
FROM PUBLIC_VIEWS.vUpdateEffectiveApprovalPerComputer as ueapc INNER JOIN
PUBLIC_VIEWS.vUpdateApproval as ua ON
ua.UpdateApprovalId = ueapc.UpdateApprovalId INNER JOIN
PUBLIC_VIEWS.vUpdateInstallationInfoBasic uiib ON
uiib.ComputerTargetId = ct.ComputerTargetId AND
ua.UpdateId = uiib.UpdateId
inner join PUBLIC_VIEWS.vUpdate as u on ua.updateid=u.updateId
WHERE (ueapc.ComputerTargetId = ct.ComputerTargetId) AND
(ua.Action = 'Install') AND (uiib.State IN (2, 3, 5, 6)) AND u.securityBulletin is not null and u.securityBulletin=@Bulletin )