Where are my Software Update state messages

My experienced ConfigMgr 2007 administratos are wondering how it can be that Software Update compliance reports are not showing states like “Waiting for Maintenance Windows” but only Enforcement State unknown or Compliant. The answer to that question can be found in the State Message detail settings for the software update deployment. By default only Error and success messages are reported.

Example 1 – using the default software update state details settings:


Example 2 – Software Update deployment configured to send all state messages :



Controlling the state message detail level

The correct way to configure the state message detail level is in your deployment template. For existing deployments, open the deployment properties. Select the Deployment Settings tab and select All messages in the Detail level drop-down box


By | 2013-05-31T13:13:53+00:00 May 31st, 2013|Configuration Manager (SCCM), General info|2 Comments

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Kent Agerlund
Microsoft Regional Director, Enterprise Mobility MVP. Microsoft Certified Trainer and Principal consultant. I have been working with Enterprise client management since 1992. Co-founder of System Center User Group Denmark in 2009. Certified MCITP: Enterprise Administrator, MCSA+Messaing, and much more. Member of: Microsoft Denmark System Center Partner Expert Team The Danish Technet Influencers program System Center Influencers Program.


  1. Colin June 20, 2014 at 10:02 - Reply

    Thanks for this, got in to quite a bit of detai with state messages and their troubleshooting before I found this – guess it must be the default setting on a deployment….

    Thanks for all your other blogs etc – been very useful as we have migrated to 2012.

  2. Rafeeq February 9, 2015 at 15:38 - Reply

    Thank you!! You saved me.

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