WSUS - Classifications break-down?

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I am looking for a break-down/appendix of the different classifications WSUS includes.
For example what's the difference between Critical and important, etc.
Does anyone know where I can find one and that is up to date with version 3 (the latest compatible with Server 2008 and Windows 7)?
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http://www.conetrix.com/Blog/post/Windows-Server-Update-Services-(WSUS)-Classifications.aspx has a general explanation of what the update types are. If you look at the KB Articles attached to each update it will tell you which classification it is filed under for WSUS.

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Ok thanks, so is there a way to then create groups within WSUS to place certain servers that only "download" certain updates (and wait for approval) based on their classifications?
DonNetwork Administrator
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This is basically the same, but from technet

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd939871(WS.10).aspx

And here's a long list of the content changes(updated monthly)

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/894199
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DonNetwork Administrator

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Have you used the automatic approval rules ?

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc708458(WS.10).aspx
DonNetwork Administrator

Commented:
You would use client side targeting to apply to certain groups(I.E. servers)


http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd939933(WS.10).aspx

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What does "Important" update mean when the Windows 7 client sees that?
Assuming they're pointing to WSUS, obviously they will get updates automatically.
But if "Important" is an update classification in Windows Updates for Windows 7, what's the equivalent of that in WSUS - critical?
DonNetwork Administrator
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Pretty sure that refers to all but optional updates<<< I checked a few in WSUS to see what classification they fell under and each one I checked was different.

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Thanks guys I think I have a better understanding now.

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