windows server - windows updates

please let me know the way to remove the pending updates in the list  . What is the best way to handle this in the server side . I don't want to run the current update in the list next time server restart . coz we never tested against our application .  
I have disable the update from the service level  for time been  . is this advisable
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Larry Struckmeyer MVPCommented:
Hi:  If you have WSUS server in your domain the best way to limit updates is to approve or not approve them as they become available.  In this way you can control what updates are applied to what systems and when.

Without WSUS or a third party patch management system all you can do is limit updates to "download and notify" on each system then examine the list and approve the ones you want, wait on the ones you are unsure of and hide the ones you don't want.
I wouldn't set it to download and notify, but rather to just notify. You can then download and run those updates you want installed at the time you want. Servers should always be set to update manually rather than automatically in my point of view.
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
I agree with hiding unwanted updates - that is how we manage them.

Be careful, however, as I do not know of recent updates that do not work.

The problem with hiding or not installing today's updates is that updates a week from now may require today's updates as a prerequisite.  You really should not ignore updates if at all possible.
Larry Struckmeyer MVPCommented:
Can you verify that "notify only" gives you a list?  Does the list include the KB number and a description?  I can see that this might be useful, but will the list fill up with updates you did not select or do you/can you hide them from the list of available updates and never be bothered by them again?

IME there have been VERY few that one would not apply but we don't do most updates until at least a couple of weeks after they are offered.  WSUs makes this very easy and MS will normally withdraw or modify those that prove problematic before a month following their initial release.
Yes, you get a list from which you can select the ones you want. If you select a KB you are also shown a more complete description rather than just the KB. You can also hide those you don't want.

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