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Software Update Services: Install Recommended Updates as well?

I currently have SUS working on the network.  SUS installs Critical and Security Updates onto the SUS server and, upon approval, installs the necessary updates to the workstations on schedule.

Good.

What I would like to do is also install approved RECOMMENDED UPDATES or even some of the DRIVER UPDATES if applicable.

Is there a hack of some sort that will allow SUS to search for, download and distribute updates other than just the critical and security updates?
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jonnyGURU
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Rob StoneCommented:
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jonnyGURUAuthor Commented:
Thank you.  I too have seen similar reports and know that Microsoft has engineered the product to work with just Critical and Security Updates, but I've also seen some hacks written to do things like auto-approve installs, etc.  I'm just looking for something similar that will allow the software to non-discriminately download all updates.  I'm aware that this is not native to the program, but certainly it should be doable.  If not using Microsoft's solution, perhaps using a third-party solution to accomplish the same thing.

I'm aware that SMS does the same thing, but I'm not prepared to pay beaucoup bucks, per seat, for a program that I will likely only use to patch Microsoft's problems.
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JConchieCommented:
You might want to have a look at    http://www.shavlik.com/pHFNetChkPro.aspx

Shavlik was giving away a free 50 seat license of HFNetChkPro a few months ago.........just looked and they appear to have cut the free version down to 10 seats, but it is still a good product.
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JConchieCommented:
split points
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jonnyGURUAuthor Commented:
Sorry.  None of the answers were acceptable.  In fact, they completely missed my point.  But as I was not subscribed to this thread and did not monitor it, I suppose the "forced accept" is an acceptable lesson for me to learn from.
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