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  • Trav A. Tonsfeldt

    Steve,

    To get the data that you want you need to use an scan profile with the Registry Scanner and use

    SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\WindowsUpdate\Auto Update\Results\Detect\LastSuccessTime

    However their isn't a way to add the column to the main screen and you must use an report to get the results for all machines.

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  • Steve

    Thanks, I have created the scan profile, see below

     

    Problem is I don't really know what to do with this next, I have tried to run a report but if I am being honest I am a bit lost. it's probably the part of all the PDQ tools that baffles me the most. any help appreciated

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  • Stephen Valdinger

    What OS are you targeting here? I'm trying to configure this in my environment to put something together for you, but my Windows 10 1703  machines don't seem to have that registry path? I have no Results Subkey!

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  • Steve

    Hi, 

    It is windows 7 mainly. It will be nice to figure this out as I use the registry a lot and if I can run reports on the registry it will help me to diagnose problems all over.

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  • Stephen Valdinger

    So basically you want a report that says:

     

    ComputerName          LastSuccessTime

    SomeComputer           11/15/2017.....

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  • Steve

    yeah. that's correct

     

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  • Stephen Valdinger

    Roger that. So, I used a different key so I could get some data, but this is what the report would look like:

     

    You can then configure the filters for the results however you need too.

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  • Steve

    Thanks for your help. I must be doing something wrong though as I copied your new report but i am not sure how to tie that in with the scan profile that i created to show the reg key that i am looking for.

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  • Stephen Valdinger

    Well, when you create the scan profile you need to make sure that you have scanned the targets you want with that Scan Profile. You can setup Triggers for the Scan Profile that does this automatically for you, and also link it to specific collections (by default a scan profile will scan All Computers).

    Once you have Scanned a target with the scanner, you can open up the target, and go to Registry to see the data. Once you have data returned from a Scan Profile, you'll be able to report on it. 

    Here's a sample of the data I see returned from a success scan. I used a wildcard, so I got several values back, I just included a snippet. 

    I then simply said in the report "Use the Registry data, grab only the Value, and I changed the Title to something meaningful and easy to read, in this case "Last Success Date"

    If you, like me, have more than one key/value pair returned, you could use a Filter on the report to limit the result set to only the data you need, or be more granular in your scan profile configuration.

     

    I hope that helps clear things up a little bit.

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  • Steve

    Thanks mate, I am clearly doing something very wrong. mine doesn't show like that at all. could you export your report and scan profile (if possible) and upload it so I can take a look at how it is set up? think I may need to watch some more PDQ tutorials because I can't seem to get these reports working

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