"Install Software Updates' Task Sequence more informative status messages
We are using Task Sequences to install Software Updates in our environment, as it allows us to automate pre- and post- update steps. In our case, admins need to observe how patching is going across all their machines in real time (through Status Message Queries) to make sure they fit into the pre-approved maintenance window.
Given that the 'Install Software Updates' task takes most of the time in the Task Sequence, it would be really helpful if the TS Engine would report some additional details when executing this task. For example, having a messages like this would be very informative:
- Evaluating Software Updates from cached scan results or scanning for software updates from SUP
- Downloading update X of Y
- Update X of Y installed (reboot needed/not needed)
- Rebooting machine to finish installing updates