Better Intune Monthly Patching Windows Update Distribution Report

Let’s learn how to Get a better Intune Monthly Patching Windows Update Distribution Report. The upcoming quality update distribution report is that we are going to look into in this post. The report is currently in private preview and will be available for everyone early next year (2024).

This report, located in the Windows updates section, is named the “Windows Update Distribution Report.” Its purpose becomes clear as Microsoft delve into the details, offering a valuable overview of how quality updates are distributed.

Prepare for an upcoming, user-friendly tool to enhance your reporting experience. This addition to your toolkit is designed to be insightful, providing valuable information to understand better and manage your system’s quality updates.

The Quality Update Distribution Report helps you to provide a comprehensive overview of how quality updates are distributed across your system. It is derived from the operating system version data stored in the Intune devices table.

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What is the Quality Update Distribution Report?

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The Quality Update Distribution Report is a new feature currently in private preview, set to be released to everyone early next year. It is conveniently located in the reports section under Windows updates, named the “Windows Update Distribution Report.”

What can we expect from this Report?

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The report comprehensively overviews how quality updates are distributed across your system. It provides valuable insights into the deployment of updates, making it easier to manage and understand the update process.

How to Get Better Intune Monthly Patching Windows Update Distribution Report

Let’s discuss the quality update distribution report. Explore the Quality Update Distribution Report with the help of the provided screenshot and list. This will guide you through understanding and navigating the features of the report in a straightforward and easy-to-follow manner.

Better Intune Monthly Patching Windows Update Distribution Report - Fig.1 - David Guyer Microsoft
Better Intune Monthly Patching Windows Update Distribution Report – Fig.1 – David Guyer Microsoft

Intune Quality Update Distribution Report Page 1

The Windows update distribution report helps you show the number of devices in each quality update version and those that need updates. This is the top level of the report, derived from the OS version data in the devices table in Intune.

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  • Merge some of the catalog data from the deployment service to provide better update names and to be able to not rely on the 10.0…
  • This report shows the number of devices in each quality update version

Note! – Due to the amount of data, this report might take some time to generate and will expire after 72 hours

UpdateUpdate typeRelease dateDevices on this update
2023-10 BMonthly B-week security updates10/10/202330248459.62%
2023-09 DMonthly B-week security updates09/26/202343920.87%
2023-09 BMonthly B-week security updates09/12/2023384287.57%
2023-08 DMonthly B-week security updates08/22/20239570.19%
2023-08 BMonthly B-week security updates08/08/202328365.59%
2023-07 DMonthly B-week security updates07/25/20234330.09%
2023-07 BMonthly B-week security updates07/11/2023187933.70%
Better Intune Monthly Patching Windows Update Distribution Report Coming Soon – Table 1
Better Intune Monthly Patching Windows Update Distribution Report - Fig.2 - David Guyer Microsoft
Better Intune Monthly Patching Windows Update Distribution Report – Fig.2 – David Guyer Microsoft

Quality Update Distribution Report Part 2

Let’s discuss the Windows quality update distribution per feature version. This report shows the number of devices that have installed the 2023-10B update and those that still need to update. It offers information such as Windows version, Total devices, Build number, Device on this update or later, Devices that need update and KB article.

Windows versionTotal devicesBuild numberDevices on this update or laterDevices need updateKB article
Windows 11, 22H2361467Not applicable55888664KB5031358 C

Windows 11, 21H21425210.0.22000 2538
3465637425KB5031356 C
Windows 10, 22H27208110.0.19045.3570
22896937KB5031356 C
Better Intune Monthly Patching Windows Update Distribution Report – Table 2
Better Intune Monthly Patching Windows Update Distribution Report - Fig.3 - David Guyer Microsoft
Better Intune Monthly Patching Windows Update Distribution Report – Fig.3 – David Guyer Microsoft

Windows Quality Update Device Version

In this window, you can focus on specific devices by checking the OS version number, feature, and quality version. It also details how these are managed during the last Intune check-in date, giving insights into device activity.

This information might help explain why specific devices are not on the current release. All reports come with filters at the top, allowing you to adjust the report’s scope and regenerate it as needed. The below window shows the following information.

  • Device Name
  • Primary UPN
  • OS Version
  • Windows Feature Version
  • Windows Quality
  • Managed by
  • Last check-in
Better Intune Monthly Patching Windows Update Distribution Report - Fig.4 - David Guyer Microsoft
Better Intune Monthly Patching Windows Update Distribution Report – Fig.4 – David Guyer Microsoft

(328) The latest on managing Windows updates in Microsoft Intune – YouTubeNOTE! – Microsoft shared detailed information on How to Get the Better Intune Monthly Patching Report Coming Soon with the latest Technical Takeoff session by David Guyer.

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About the Author – Vidya is a computer enthusiast. She is here to share quick tips and tricks with Windows 11 or Windows 10 users. She loves writing on Windows 11 and related technologies. She is also keen to find solutions and write about day-to-day tech problems.

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