You can view synchronization status for updates in System Center Essentials.
To view synchronization status
In the Essentials console, click Updates.
In the Updates Overview pane, in the Updates status summary section, expand a category to view status for updates in that category.
In the Updates Overview pane, in the Synchronization status section, note the Last Synchronization and Next Synchronization status.
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