Preventing an MS patch from installing on WSUS clients via WSUS 3.0 server

I'm a member of the domain admin group in a windows 2008 R2 domain. I also do have a WSUS 3.0 sp2 server deployed in this domain. The clients are assigned to computer groups using three GPOs attached to three separate OUs and client side targeting is enable in each OU. A few weeks ago I set MS Office 2010 sp2 to be uninstalled from all clients and it was successfully removed from all Win7 clients and the XP clients clients manually. However, recently some of the windows 7 clients have reinstalled office 2010 sp2 while installing other updates from the WSUS server even though its still set for removal on the WSUS server. How can I prevent the clients from reinstalling office 2010 sp2?
cheyligerAsked:
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ZamZ0Commented:
Maybe uninstall sp2 again and then use a script to clear C:\MSOCache and C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution\
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cheyligerAuthor Commented:
Hi ZamZo, sorry for taking so long to get back to you. However, one piece of info I forgot to include was that my installation of Office 2010 is local on the client laptops. From what I've read it seems to be safe to remove the C;\MSOCache instead of just clearing it. Do you know if its safe to remove the C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution\?
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ZamZ0Commented:
Yes that's just windows update data. You can always just rename it as a backup to test.
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cheyligerAuthor Commented:
ZamZo, I've come across a more reliable work around on MS Techet which will wwork for me until Microsof comes up with a fix. Uninstall Office 2010 sp2 (kb2687455) from clients either by way of the WSUS 3 server or manually and also uninstall another outlook patch (kb2794707). Removal of the service pack alone does not resolve the issue but removing both certainly does.
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cheyligerAuthor Commented:
ZamZo, my mistake the post above was meant for my other question.
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cheyligerAuthor Commented:
How would I go about writing a script that clears C:\MSOcache and C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution?
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cheyligerAuthor Commented:
No one has responded to my question so I will go ahead and close it.
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cheyligerAuthor Commented:
Because no one replied to my most recent post on the question. I do seriously wonder sometimes why am I a member of a site where I'm paying to be a member when I can frequently find better responses on TechNet or on google.
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