SCCM 2012 R2 – Required by

SCCM 2012 R2 – Required by

Hi All,

have you ever tried to discover what machine needs the update that you are looking now? it is easy, don’t it. You only need to open the reports (i’m talking about the Software Updates – A Compliance
-> Compliance 8 – Computers in a specific compliance state for an update (secondary) ). Once done it, you’ll see the below
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as you can see, it is an easy task…but time consuming…

based on this, i’ve created a powershell script as well as a console extension that will allow you to see all machines that need an update based on the update you have selected.

To do it, download the RequiredBy zip file, extract and add the files to the following places:

RFL-SUP.xml to <CM12R2Console Installation Path)\XmlStorage\Extensions\Actions\5360fd7a-a1c4-428f-91c9-89a4c5565ce1 and <CM12R2Console Installation Path)\XmlStorage\Extensions\Actions\6c1e9a78-cb88-4180-b861-b91f5e9792a9  and <CM12R2Console Installation Path)\XmlStorage\Extensions\Actions\7b1c9fea-1e2b-458c-84e6-406cbea827fa (change the CM12R2Console to the path of the console :))

Requiredby.ps1 to C:\Scripts\CM12R2Console on the same computer where you installed the CM12 R2 Console

Once you have done it, restart the console and you’ll see a new action group called RFL Systems and once you right click any device, you’ll also be able to see the action (see below screenshot)

Note: if you have downloaded the Superseeded by console extension, you’ll need to rename the xml file or edit the xml file already existing (i’ll cover how to do it in a later post)

when you click, a powershell screen will be shown and a list of all machines will be displayed


Raphael is a 9 times Microsoft MVP with over 20 years of experience in IT, in which 13 years have been dedicated to System Center and Automation. His extended experience has been developed through several IT roles, from first-line support to principal consultant, towards a wide range of clients and sectors. One of the four MVPs in Enterprise Client Management in the UK, Raphael holds more than 30 Microsoft certifications and is an MCT (Microsoft Certified Trainer). Since 2008, Raphael has been providing Microsoft trainings from basic to advanced levels in several categories. Throughout his career, Raphael has joined as speaker in well-known events such as TechEd and Gartner Security Risk Management. He also organised community events and lectured around the world, sharing best practices and knowledge within the industry. Bilingual in English and Portuguese, Raphael has authored diverse articles published in Microsoft's TechEd, served as the editor-in-chief of a magazine focused on System Center in Brazil and wrote two books: "Understanding System Center 2012 SP1 Configuration Manager: The walkthrough book" and "System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager: Automation from Zero to Hero".

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