WSUS Reporting with Powershell Part 2

Edit: Find the complete script here.

In my previous post I provided the basics of connecting to WSUS with PowerShell and making a few basic queries that will be used in a WSUS reporting script.  This is the second post about WSUS reporting and covers how to query a group in WSUS and provide a summary of computers that need updates from the most recent synchronization.

This script will provide an output in PowerShell but it is intended to be used in conjunction with an email alert.  The report has a very nice feature that takes the needed updates and converts them into a hyperlink with the text being the KB article number.

# Create empty arrays to contain collected data.
$UpdateStatus = @()
$SummaryStatus = @()

# Use a foreach loop to process summaries per computer for each
# member of the "Email Servers" group. Then populate an array
# with a updates needed.
Foreach ($Object in $wsus.GetSummariesPerComputerTarget($updatescope, $computerscope)) {
	# Use a nested foreach to process the Mail Servers members.
	Foreach ($object1 in $MemberOfGroup) {
		# Use an if statement to match the wsus objects that contains update summaries with
		#  the members of the Mail servers members.
		If ($object.computertargetid -match $ {
			# Set the fulldomain name of the Mail Server member in a variable.
			$ComputerTargetToUpdate = $wsus.GetComputerTargetByName($object1.FullDomainName)
			# Filter the server for updates that are marked for install with the state
			#  being either downloaded or notinstalled.  These are updates that are needed.
			$NeededUpdate = $ComputerTargetToUpdate.GetUpdateInstallationInfoPerUpdate() `
			| where {
				($_.UpdateApprovalAction -eq "install") -and `
				(($_.UpdateInstallationState -eq "downloaded") -or `
				($_.UpdateInstallationState -eq "notinstalled"))
			# Null out the following variables so that they don't contaminate
			#  op_addition variables in the below nested foreach loop.
			$FailedUpdateReport = $null
			$NeededUpdateReport = $null
			# Use a nested foreach loop to accumulate and convert the needed updates to `
			# the KB number with URL in an HTML format.
			if ($NeededUpdate -ne $null) {
				foreach ($Update in $NeededUpdate) {
					$myObject2 = New-Object -TypeName PSObject
					$myObject2 | add-member -type Noteproperty -Name Server `
					-Value (($object1 | select -ExpandProperty FullDomainName) `
					-replace "", "")
					$myObject2 | add-member -type Noteproperty -Name Update `
					-Value ('<a>' + (($wsus.GetUpdate([Guid]$update.updateid)).title) + '<' + '/' + 'a' + '>')
					$UpdateStatus += $myObject2
					if ($Update.UpdateInstallationState -eq "Failed") {
						$FailedUpdateReport += ('</a><a>' + "(" + (($wsus.GetUpdate([Guid]$update.updateid)).KnowledgebaseArticles) + ") " + '<' + '/' + 'a' + '>')
					if ($Update.UpdateInstallationState -eq "Notinstalled" -or $Update.UpdateInstallationState -eq "Downloaded") {
						$NeededUpdateReport += ('</a><a>' + "(" + (($wsus.GetUpdate([Guid]$update.updateid)).KnowledgebaseArticles) + ") " + '<' + '/' + 'a' + '>')
			# Create a custom PSObject to contain summary data about each server and updates needed.
			$myObject1 = New-Object -TypeName PSObject
			$myObject1 | add-member -type Noteproperty -Name Server -Value (($object1 | select -ExpandProperty FullDomainName) -replace "", "")
			$myObject1 | add-member -type Noteproperty -Name UnkownCount -Value $object.UnknownCount
			$myObject1 | add-member -type Noteproperty -Name NotInstalledCount -Value $object.NotInstalledCount
			$myObject1 | add-member -type Noteproperty -Name NotApplicable -Value $object.NotApplicableCount
			$myObject1 | add-member -type Noteproperty -Name DownloadedCount -Value $object.DownloadedCount
			$myObject1 | add-member -type Noteproperty -Name InstalledCount -Value $object.InstalledCount
			$myObject1 | add-member -type Noteproperty -Name InstalledPendingRebootCount -Value $object.InstalledPendingRebootCount
			$myObject1 | add-member -type Noteproperty -Name FailedCount -Value $object.FailedCount
			$myObject1 | add-member -type Noteproperty -Name ComputerTargetId -Value $object.ComputerTargetId
			$myObject1 | add-member -type Noteproperty -Name NeededCount -Value ($NeededUpdate | measure).count
			$myObject1 | add-member -type Noteproperty -Name Failed -Value $FailedUpdateReport
			$myObject1 | add-member -type Noteproperty -Name Needed -Value $NeededUpdateReport
			$SummaryStatus += $myObject1

# Only return the values that are most interesting.
$SummaryStatus | select server, notinstalled*, downloaded*, installedpending*, failed*, needed* | ft

The result of the $SummaryStatus variable with the select-object filters above results in the following:

WSUS Reporting

The final section of this series involves filtering the returned data a little further and then using some HTML formatting to send an acceptable looking report.

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