WSUS 3.1

Posted on 2011-10-21
Last Modified: 2012-05-12
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?
Question by:mmoya
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    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:

    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.)

    Author Comment

    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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    Expert Comment

    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 has a trial if you want.

    Author Comment

    Thank you for the input.

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