Software Update Icons Used In SCCM 2012 R2

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In this post we will take a look at software update icons used in SCCM 2012 R2. Though this may look very simple post but whenever I deploy software updates using SCCM 2012 R2 I always come across few of these icons. It is essential to know what these icons mean and what state they represent about an update. When you synchronize software updates each software update contains an icon that indicates a specific state. Software update groups are also represented with an icon that provides information about the state of the software updates contained in the group. Let’s see what are the software update group icons and software update icons used in SCCM 2012 R2.

Software Update Icons Used In SCCM 2012 R2

 

Software Update IconDescription
NormalThis icon represents a normal software update. This icon represents an update that has been synchronized and is ready for deployment.You will find this icon after the first synchronization that you do in SCCM console.
ExpiredThe icon with black X represents an expired software update. You can identify expired software updates by viewing the Expired column for the software update when it displays in the Configuration Manager console
SupersededThe icon with the yellow star represents a superseded software update. You can also identify superseded software updates by viewing the Superseded column of software update when it displays in the Configuration Manager console.
InvalidThe icon with the red X represents an invalid software update. Invalid software updates are in an active deployment, but for some reason the content (software update files) is not available.
MetadataThe icon with the blue arrow represents a metadata-only software update. You cannot deploy or download metadata-only software updates because a software update file is not associated with the software updates metadata.

Software Update Group Icons

Software Update IconDescription
NormalThe icon with the green arrow represents a software update group that contains only normal software updates.
ExpiredThe icon with the black X represents a software update group that contains one or more expired software updates.
SupersededThe icon with the yellow star represents a software update group that contains one or more superseded software updates.
InvalidThe icon with the red X represents a software update group that contains one or more invalid software updates.

 

  • lee

    Hey Prajwal, I love your articles they have been pretty useful for me muttling my through SCCM 2012R2. I am currently running into an issue where I am trying to set up a internal network alternate server other then SystemCenter to have the WSUS server role and now it has the SCCM Software Update Point Role on it as well. When I go to synchronize my updates 1. they are note necessarily failing (no errors, but the synchronization Source of Microsoft is showing a Blue Icon with an exclamation point.) It’s been like that for 2-3 days. We were prior to it breaking a couple months ago using System Center to manage the updates.

    current status of things.
    System Center Running SCCM has pretty much all roles installed except Software update point (now), it was installed, but it still wasn’t working.
    App-WSUS is now running WSUS, according to SCCM it is successfully running the Software Update Point Role.

    systemcenter VM use to be running WSUS,
    WSUS on system center database has been corrupted, and I cannot remove the role and uninstall the role without it erroring it out and it stays on the server. The MIB is corrupted apparently. – This is why we are trying to use an alternate server with a functioning WSUS to managed the domains windows software updates.

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