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WSUS updates not appearing as approved on the downstream server

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I set up a downstream server that appears to be registering with the upstream server, as its name appears in the downstream server listing on the upstream.

Updates are installing on the downstream server, but they are all unapproved. Do the updates that the downstream server pulls from the upstream need to be re-approved? I would have thought that the status of the update would be pulled to the downstream server long with the update itself.
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On the downstream server, check that you are synchronizing periodically.  approvals and content only get updated on downstream servers through synchronization.
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Synchronizing daily at 2am at for the downstream, and 12am for the upstream. I've added screenshots of my downstream server "Options" configurations. I did notice that I didn't have "The server is a replica of the upstream server" button checked. System times are synchronized.

To populate the downstream server's Computer Groups via GPO, I'm specifying http://<downstream_server>:8530 (not the upstream server), linked to the OU where the servers / WS's reside.

Also, in checking the GPO for I have "Configure Automatic Updates" enabled. Not sure if this should be disabled for the downstream.
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If you don't have the "server is a replica" box checked, then it is not going to replicate approvals.
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OK. Thanks. Is there any way, apart from uninstalling WSUS and reinstalling again, to empty or delete the updates that are currently on the downstream?
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I'm not sure what you are trying to accomplish - an update that has not been approved isn't really on a server - it's just an entry in the database.  superceeded updates can be purged using the WSUS cleanup wizard available in the options section.  Otherwise if you get the down stream server synched with the up stream, and then run the cleanup, you will only have what has been approved and not superceded on the downstream.
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Got it. Thanks for the help. I'll give it a try.
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