Netwrix Windows Update Checker

Reports on installed patches to detect missing patches and vulnerabilities

This product is no longer available. Please look at Netwrix Change Notifier for Windows Server from the same category of products.

The "setup and forget" approach for systems management is no longer an option for numerous reasons, including the need for increased security to prevent virus and spyware threats, governance to maintain corporate policies, and regulatory compliance (e.g. HIPAA or Sarbanes-Oxley). Keeping systems up-to-date with the latest patches and safe against security threats is a critical task for IT professionals.

One of the most routine and error-prone aspects of patch management involves ensuring that all required patches and hotfixes are installed on specific systems and configurations. Regular auditing and reporting of the installed patches aim to answer the following questions:

  • Which computers do not have the required patches installed to address specific vulnerabilities?
  • Do the computers that must be up-to-date actually have the patches installed?

Windows Update Checker is a free tool designed to provide automated patch assessments that answers these critical questions on a daily basis without any routine work. It automatically scans your network to detect all computers without critical patches and sends daily reports to your e-mail with full details about every outdated computer.


  • Scalability - optimized to scan thousands of computers;
  • Scheduled Operation - setup once and schedule to run every night;
  • E-mail Reports - receive daily reports when one or more systems are not up-to-date;
  • Non-intrusive - requires no agents on client systems;
  • Bulk Scanning - scan entire domain, OU, or only specified computers;
  • Fully Customizable - defines sets of required patches and hotfixes.