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WSUS, list of declined updates, sorted by date, using powershell

Posted on 2016-09-19
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Believe it or not, I've been asked to provide a list of declined updates in WSUS.  That list is HUGE.  I also need it printed.

So, I found a powershell

get-wsusupdate -approval declined

and that produced my list on the screen, so I have part of it.  Now I need it limited by date and then piped to a text file.

Can someone help?

Thanks

Cliff
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I'd pipe the output to Export-CSV. You can then Import it to Excel, filter/sort it to your needs and print it formatted nicely .

i.e.

get-wsusupdate -approval declined | Export-CSV C:\Temp\WSUSDeclined.csv -NoTypeInformation 

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https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh849932.aspx
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You can use sort to sort the dates using Sort-Object, for example, if you want to sort the CreationDate in dissenting order.
Get-wsusupdate -approval declined | Sort-Object CreationDate -Descending

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You can also filter using Where-Object, following example gives last 3 months data..
Get-wsusupdate -approval declined | Where{$_.CreationDate -gt ((Get-Date).AddMonths(-3))} | Sort-Object CreationDate -Descending

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result can be exported using Export-CSV
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by:Donald Stewart
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So, you have never ran WSUS cleanup (Which deletes declined updates) ??
And just out of curiosity, why the need for this list ??
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I'll try some of these later today.
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That answer works perfectly.
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I'll award points versus having the question forced to closure.
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@crp0499, The command which I suggested with Sort-Object didn't work??
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