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WSUS Setup and Unapproved updates

Posted on 2009-05-11
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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 when I click on an update it says "this update is superseded by another update,before you decline any superseded update , we recommend that you verify it is no longer needed by any computers.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.?

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by:barryhiggins3
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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.
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by:jskfan
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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.
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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.
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by:jskfan
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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.
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by:jskfan
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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???
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