Still celebrating National IT Professionals Day with 3 months of free Premium Membership. Use Code ITDAY17

x
?
Solved

WSUS Setup and Unapproved updates

Posted on 2009-05-11
5
Medium Priority
?
561 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-06
DOes anyone know why the WSUS shows some Updates as Unapproved? when I click on an update it says "this update is superseded by another update,before you decline any superseded update , we recommend that you verify it is no longer needed by any computers. To do so approve the superseding update first".

should I approve it manually at the updates level or at each computer level.?

Thanks
0
Comment
Question by:jskfan
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 3
  • 2
5 Comments
 
LVL 4

Expert Comment

by:barryhiggins3
ID: 24358143
It depends on the update and if you want it to be applied to the specifc group.

For example if you have approved SP3 for all P.C's there is no need to approve any of the the preceeding updates or service packs. If this were the case you could just approve the update at the update level and apply to whatever group you want.
0
 

Author Comment

by:jskfan
ID: 24358236
how does it get approved automatically without having someone to approve it manually?
is their any risk letting the system approve it?
Thought in the automatic approval updates rule, critical updates and security updates are selected.
0
 
LVL 4

Accepted Solution

by:
barryhiggins3 earned 2000 total points
ID: 24358427
You can set WSUS to apporve ALL updates automatically.... It depends on your enviroment. whats best for you. For example I work in an out sourced callcentre enviroment and we need to test all updates as we have a variety of applications that dont always like the latest updates. Usually I would say don't approve until you have tested.

But if it's a small enviroment and back up regularly then it might be ok.
0
 

Author Comment

by:jskfan
ID: 24363904
we have a test environment, but it doesn't mean the applications that are in the production environment are the same as the ones in the test environment.
I don't know if there is any settingin WSUS to tell the updates to wait for a certain time before they get approved automatically.

this buffer of time will help if we hear a head of time that there is an update that wreak havocs in the systems, which is not common.
0
 

Author Comment

by:jskfan
ID: 24383842
I don't know if there is any settingin WSUS to tell the updates to wait for a certain time before they get approved automatically.

For now at least I need to know how to set it up to approve the updates automatically.
any updates???
0

Featured Post

Nothing ever in the clear!

This technical paper will help you implement VMware’s VM encryption as well as implement Veeam encryption which together will achieve the nothing ever in the clear goal. If a bad guy steals VMs, backups or traffic they get nothing.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

So you have two Windows Servers and you have a directory/folder/files on one that you'd like to mirror to the other?  You don't really want to deal with DFS or a 3rd party solution like Doubletake. You can use Robocopy from the Windows Server 200…
The HP utility "HP Lights-Out Online Configuration Utility for Windows Server 2003/2008" could be of great use when it comes to remotely configure a HP servers ILO WITHOUT rebooting the server. We would only need to create and run scripts using thi…
In this video, Percona Director of Solution Engineering Jon Tobin discusses the function and features of Percona Server for MongoDB. How Percona can help Percona can help you determine if Percona Server for MongoDB is the right solution for …
We’ve all felt that sense of false security before—locking down external access to a database or component and feeling like we’ve done all we need to do to secure company data. But that feeling is fleeting. Attacks these days can happen in many w…

721 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question