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How do I already installed updates for SBS2003 synchronize with WSUS 3.0?

Posted on 2009-04-01
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Since the initial install of SBS2003 I only used  Windows Update for critical updates, etc. I recently installed WSUS. The initial sync produced over 1800 unapproved updates in the WSUS console. Is there a way to forcing WSUS to check for already installed updates on the server?
Your help and answers are highly appreciated!
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by:KCTS
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I'm not sure what you are trying to achieve. WSUS will offer the updates to you for your selected OSs and Languages, you then approve them (or not). WSUS will not re-apply any updates aleady installed, only if they are not installed and relevant to the system.
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by:ukcm
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Hi KCTS,

Thanks for your quick response! Well, let me try to explain it in another way. Last week I installed SQL Server 2005 SP2. This is one of the "unapproved" updates showing up in the console. I was under the impression whatever SP, critical update, hotfix, etc. has already been installed will not show up in the list of available/unapproved updates.
Thank you
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by:Donald Stewart
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Wsus will first download all the updates that you configured to synchronize, Then you configure your approvals. When clients report in to detect updates, already installed updates will be detected and reported as installed. After all your clients have reported their status and you've made your approvals you can run the cleanup wizard or run one of the following commands:

WSUSDebug PurgeUnneededFiles  
WSUSUTIL.exe Deleteunneededrevisions  
WSUSUTIL.exe Reset
WSUSUTIL.exe Removeinactiveapprovals (optional)

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by:ukcm
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dstewartjr,

So I have to go through the process and manually cross check what KB have already been installed at the Server and than remove those within the console. Kind of tidious and cumbersome.
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Donald Stewart earned 500 total points
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No, in the console you will be able to see what updates are already installed when you click on Computers>>>All computers>>>Status>>>installed/not applicable
Other info in the  FAQ's here
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/wsus/bb466205.aspx
 and here
 http://www.vbshf.com/vbshf/wsus/wsus_faq.htm
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by:ukcm
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Thank you to everyone for their input!
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