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WSUS 3.1

Question - I approved a couple of critical updates at the All Computers level and I'd like to view which ones were those updates and possibly uninstall them. Is that possible?
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mmoya
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TheCleanerCommented:
In WSUS you can change the view to "approved" and refresh it.  Then right click the header columns and add "Arrival Date" and sort by that.  If it was newer updates you will see them at the top of the list when you sort it accordingly.  If they were just random ones you approved,

However, for uninstalling them, that's a whole other issue.  See here:  http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc708474%28WS.10%29.aspx

under the "approve for removal" section.  I've found that most updates don't support removal though...which means once you identify the ones you want to uninstall you'll need to look at another means to do so (manual uninstall, GPO, script, etc.)
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mmoyaAuthor Commented:
Thank you.

One other question, is there a way to export the list of the unapproved crititcal updates or security updates? I just need that information to be submitted to a change control for approval?
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TheCleanerCommented:
Yes, I believe so.

In Reports, tabular Report.

Change classification to just critical and security updates.

After it runs, change the Report View at the top to "Detailed".

Then export it to Excel.

Once in excel you'll need to manipulate it though.

Eminentware makes a great 3rd party tool to do this as well...it has a trial if you want.
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mmoyaAuthor Commented:
Thank you for the input.
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