I’ve put together some posts over on windows-noob explaining how you can utilise Update Lists when deploying updates, there are more parts coming but I wanted to give you a look all the same, right now there are 3 parts (i’ll update this post when there are more) and it should be enough to get even the most inexperienced patcher up to speed quickly, introducing the concept of using an Update list in a software update deployment and then generating reports based upon that list (and deployment…).
Here you go:
Part 1. Creating the Update List and Deployment Management Task
Part 2. Target the Deployment Management Task and Verify
Part 3. Using the built in Reports to report on Compliance