WSUS - Group Approval Installation Status
Posted on 2011-09-13
Excuse if this is very elementary, but I am trying to fully explain the question.
When approving patches for groups in WSUS (Ver 3.2), I have 3 Groups:
After selecting the patches I want to approve, I right click the selected patch list and choose Approve. Then I am prompted with the group list. I select the drop down to the left of All Computers and choose "Approved for Install" then I choose the drop down for Group A and select "Approved for Install" again, not touching the other groups with a status of "Keep existing Approvals", and also NOT selecting the "Apply to children" option in the "All Computers" group.
However when I look at a status report of a specific patch I approved for ONLY Group A it gives me the following:
All computers - Install
Unassigned - Install (inherited)
Group A - Install
Group B - Install (inherited)
Here is what confuses me:
How is it that the Unassigned group and Group B are showing "install (inherited)" when I only approved patches for Group A? Is this due to the fact that ALL of the groups are children of the "All Computers" parent group, and if that is the case then why even include an "Apply to children" option or a "Same as parent" option for the child groups?
Do I need to change my method and instead of choosing Approved for Install for All Computers to only Group A and leave everything else untouched?