WSUS clear "Updates waiting to be approved"

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I've have recently installed a new WSUS server. After the initial synchronisation, the To Do shows 3227 security updates are waiting to be approved, 466 critical updates to be approved.

How do I approval all the necessary updates? I have turned on Automatic Approvals and done a Server Cleanup, but it still show that.
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Krzysztof PytkoSenior Active Directory Engineer
Top Expert 2012

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You need to select them and click right mouse button and choose ?Approve". But before create computer groups for your clients.

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But when I click on the approve link, it directs me to "Approval: Unapproved" and Status "Any".
A lot of the update says "This updated is superseded by another update"

When I change the Status to "Needed", the list is blank.

So should I just ignore the waiting to be approved list or is there a way to clear those unnecessary ones?
Krzysztof PytkoSenior Active Directory Engineer
Top Expert 2012

Commented:
Run in WSUS console under "Options" node "Server Cleanup Wizard" it should remove all unnecessary updates from your server (select all checkboxes). After that check again

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Krzysztof
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I have already done the "Server Cleanup Wizard", with all the boxes checked.
But it still showed under To Do - the same number of security updates and critical updates to be approved.
Krzysztof PytkoSenior Active Directory Engineer
Top Expert 2012

Commented:
so, they require your attention, you have to reject them if you are sure that they are superseded or accept them. They will be accepted by no distributed
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Top Expert 2012
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I found something similar to your problem in the Internet. I think it's better following those steps
http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/winserverwsus/thread/b02c04ef-a8ae-4568-aaff-fe182e854b29

Regards,
Krzysztof
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