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Gathering KB and Fixes Information from Windows Server

Checking on Windows Server 2008 R2, 2008 R2 (Service Pack 1), 2012 and 2012 R2

Windows Server versions prior to 2016 provided access to the update history using the Control Panel > Windows Update applet. The below screenshots are from Windows Server 2008 R2 and are similar to Windows Server 2008 R2 (Service Pack 1), 2012 and 2012 R2. 

The review your update history shows all of the updates that have been installed. 

 

Checking on Windows Server 2016

Windows Server 2016 changes to way to view update history. It is accessed using the System > Windows Update > Update History. See the below screenshots for a reference. 

Update history reflects the latest updates that have been installed.

 

 

Checking using Windows PowerShell 

In order to verify that the proper KBs and fixes are installed on a Windows Server deployment the following Windows PowerShell can be used to gather that information. 

Get-WmiObject -Class Win32_QuickFixEngineering | Select-Object -Property Description, HotFixID, InstalledOn | Format-Table -Autosize

Example Windows PowerShell output can be seen below for Windows Server 2016 with the latest KBs and fixes.

PS C:\> Get-WmiObject -Class Win32_QuickFixEngineering | Select-Object -Property Description, HotFixID, InstalledOn | Format-Table -AutoSize

Description     HotFixID  InstalledOn
-----------     --------  -----------
Update          KB3199986 11/21/2016 12:00:00 AM
Update          KB4013418 5/10/2017 12:00:00 AM
Security Update KB4019472
Security Update KB3200970 11/21/2016 12:00:00 AM