WSUS - Possible to approve for installation multiple updates simultaneously but only the ones *needed* by computers?
Posted on 2006-06-17
Well, the subject pretty much says it all.
One WSUS server set to approve everything for "Detection". Leave it for a couple of days after installation for it to synchronise and machines to report in, and it has now informed me that a lot of machines need patching - out of ~500 updates available, ~100 of them are needed by computers.
Ok, so rather than download 500 updates (which will eat up the space on our server), I would like to approve for download and installation ONLY the 100ish updates needed. Problem is, I can't see how to do this en masse.
- I can see how to show the updates needed by computers, but can only select and approve them one at a time.
- I can see a screen of updates where I can approve multiple updates at the same time, but can't see which ones are needed by computers?
So - How can I do what I want to achieve?
Thanks for the help - hope the above makes sense. Would like a fast answer if possible, but I realise this may be a tricky one to resolve so I am offering the maximum of 500 points ;)