Miradore automatically maintains a list of patches and updates available for Microsoft Windows and third-party software. Using that list, Miradore scans the patching status of all Windows devices enrolled in your Miradore.
This article describes where you can find the listing of available patches and see the patching status of your Windows devices.
List of available patches and patch details
All patches and software updates supported by Miradore are listed on the Management > Patches > Patches page. Please note that by default, the page shows only the patches which have applicable devices on your site. You can remove the filter from the Applicable devices column if you want to see also patches that are not applicable to your currently managed Windows devices.
More detailed information about each patch is available on the Patch page which can be opened by double-clicking on the patch title or by clicking the arrow icon at the rightmost end of the row.
On the Patch page, there is a link (in the Bulletin ID field) to an external web page that provides more detailed information about the patch. The Related products table, on the other hand, shows which products the patch applies. You can use the Show only detected products check box to filter the table contents so that it only shows the products that Miradore has detected from your managed Windows devices.
The installations per device widget show the applicability and installation status of the patch in your environment.
Overall patching status of Windows devices in your environment
You can analyze the overall patching status of your Windows devices at Home > Dashboard > Select Dashboard > Windows. See the widget explanations below the image.
Windows patch status overview
This widget shows how many Windows devices you have in different patching statuses. Only Windows devices managed with a Miradore Windows Client are included in this widget. You can open a list of the included devices by clicking on the widget segments.
- Up-to-date means that the device has all applicable patches installed.
- Critical means that Miradore has identified at least one critical patch which is not installed on the device.
- Vulnerable means that the device has all critical patches installed, but is missing at least one patch with lesser severity (e.g. Important or Moderate).
- Unknown means that the device is in the scope of patch management, but its patching status hasn't yet been scanned.
Windows patch status per device
Each square in this widget represents a single Windows device in your environment. Click on a square to open the device details. The color of the square indicates the patching status of the device.
Overall patching status
This widget shows the overall patching status of your Windows devices. The overall status is critical if any of your Windows devices is missing a critical patch. Overall status Vulnerable means that your Windows devices have all critical patches installed, but some of the devices are missing a patch with lesser severity. Excellent means that all Windows devices are fully patched.
Patch deployments within 14 days
This widget shows the number of patch deployments within the last two weeks.
Released patches for Windows devices
This widget shows the total amount of patches released during the selected time frame. Notice that you can adjust the time frame. Click on the Show report to see which of those patches are applicable to your devices.
Patching status of a single Windows PC
You can analyze the patching status of a single Windows PC at: Management > Patches > Status by device as depicted in the below picture.
You can open up a device for closer analysis by double-clicking on it, or by clicking the arrow button on the rightmost end of the row.
The action log shows you when Miradore has installed or tried to install patches on the device. Hover your mouse pointer over the "Completed / Failed" text to see further details.