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Added Computers to WSUS and some automatically started showing 99% installed

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I am setting up a WSUS server to start automatic updates.  I have a situation that I can't seem to figure out.  I am adding my computers to the server and that is going fine.  My only issue is that some computers are showing 99% install.  Why is that?  I have automatic updates configured in my GPO, but I don't have any updates approved for install.  So why do I have computers showing installs?  Our company is so funny about updates that I have to do them when it is convenient for everyone which is why I decided to use WSUS.  I am going to approve the necessary updates and give them a time to install.  I am thinking they will download and install based on the GPO that was created.

Thank you for any help you can provide.
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by:Seth Simmons
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it may not be approved to install, but it can see what is needed
on patch tuesday, there might be 15 new updates for a system and even if they are not approved yet, it will show 99% installed with (looking at the bottom pane) 15 needed.  it is 99% because it is 15 out of likely thousands (depending on your product/language options) which is small thus the majority is either already installed, not needed or not applicable.

I am thinking they will download and install based on the GPO that was created.

as long as the GPO is configured properly, should be fine
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by:Salonge
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Then when I approve the updates needed, I can set a date for those to install in the deadline box?  So I want to see the computers connected to have a percentage number listed?
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by:Donald Stewart
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Be forewarned that when you set deadlines on updates, as soon as they install the client will reboot with no option to opt out.
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by:Salonge
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I need to have the updates run on a particular day and time
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by:Senior IT System Engineer
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I need to have the updates run on a particular day and time

Would that be possible using Free WSUS and AD GPO only ?
I'm curious with your question as well since I was using SCCM 2007 and it was working great.
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by:Donald Stewart
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Look over

Managing the WSUS Automatic Updates Client Download, Install, and Reboot Behavior with Group Policy

https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc512630.aspx
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by:Salonge
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Thank you.  I have this GPO set up currently on my Domain Controller using option 3 as my automatic download but notify for download.  I just need them to download on a particular day at a particular time.  I figured I could set that up in WSUS once the updates were approved and a deadline was set.  So you are saying that is not correct.

Also I am now dealing with my computers not reporting.  Originally I was concerned about the computers showing 99% immediately and after much reading and research, I realized that is normal.  So I am waiting to have all my computers report.  I thought this was supposed to make Windows updates easier. . .
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Donald Stewart earned 500 total points
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You shouldn't be concerned on what day they download(They download in the background) what you want to do is schedule the install option "4 - Auto download and schedule the install"

Option 3 puts you into "Babysit" mode, where you have to log into each client and manually initiate updates.
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by:Salonge
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Okay thanks. I really appreciate this information.  I am a newbie to this and getting this done correctly is so crucial.  That is how I configured it in the beginning.  One more question, I have over 300 computers plus servers.  They are reporting maybe 1 per hour.  Why is this?  At first I think something is wrong, and then a computer registers 99%. . .
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by:Salonge
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I have opened another issue about the computers not yet reporting.  But this is working as designed.  I am still learning.
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by:Salonge
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This can be closed.  It was an oversight.  Thank you.
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