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WSUS Update

When I select a security patch in WSS, it has the following message "This update supersedes another update.:.

Does it mean that this patch can be installed and ingore the other one ? How can I relate which patch that I could ingore in WSS ?

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Donald StewartNetwork AdministratorCommented:
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc708474%28v=ws.10%29.aspx

Approving superseding or superseded updates

Typically, an update that supersedes other updates does one or more of the following:

    Enhances, improves, or adds to the fix provided by one or more previously released updates.
    Improves the efficiency of its update file package, which is installed on client computers if the update is approved for installation. For example, the superseded update might contain files that are no longer relevant to the fix or to the operating systems now supported by the new update, so those files are not included in the superseding update's file package.
    Updates newer versions of operating systems. It is also important to note that the superseding update might not support earlier versions of operating systems.

Conversely, an update that is superseded by another update does the following:

    Fixes a problem similar to that of the update that supersedes it. However, the update that supersedes it might enhance the fix that the superseded update provides.
    Updates earlier versions of operating systems. In some cases, these versions of operating systems are no longer updated by the superseding update.
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AXISHKAuthor Commented:
Once I  approve the superseding udpates, will the  superseded updates be ingored even though I select them ? Alternatively, how can I ingore / remove those superseded updates ?

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AXISHKAuthor Commented:
based on the supersedence icon in WSUS, can I say that :

This update supersedes another update. (I should approve it)
This update is superseded by another update. (I can ingore it).

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Donald StewartNetwork AdministratorCommented:
"This update supersedes another update. (I should approve it)"
yes

"This update is superseded by another update. (I can ingore it)."
yes or decline it(But the cleanup wizard can do this for you)

These can routinely cleaned up as well

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc708578%28v=ws.10%29.aspx
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