WSUS - Declining a Windows Update

Dear experts,

I've approved a couple of Windows 7 updates (KB2574819 and KB2592687) on our WSUS server.

However after trying it out on a couple of machines it looks like it fails to install properly and takes ages on the 'Configuring Updates' screen when starting up and tries to install itself again on shutdown.

So I'm thinking of declining these on WSUS but it's already downloaded the updates onto a number of machines already. If i decline them in WSUS what will happen to these machines?
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Nick RhodeIT DirectorCommented:
Those machines will retain that update for declining it in WSUS only prevents future systems etc.  You would have to hide or deselect the update on the PC or if it is already installed you might be able to setup approving updates for removal.  Here is a good guide to look over for WSUS.

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Bladey001Author Commented:
Can i hide / deselect it on multiple PCs somehow? I think it has now downloaded on quite a lot of PCs.

It seems to have installed fine on some PCs though and i wouldn't want to remove it from those PCs
Bladey001Author Commented:
Also is it possible to see when an update was installed on the PCs in WSUS?
DonNetwork AdministratorCommented:
You could approve them for removal

Nick RhodeIT DirectorCommented:
Maybe by running a custom or defined report.  I have not tried to do that specifically though
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