WSUS 2012R2 Update Approvals

Hi Everyone

I have finally got WSUS configured and updating my clients as I want.  I have set critical and security updates to Auto Approval and everything else to install automatically once specifically approved.

Assuming everything is OK with the Test OU I will push out to the rest of the domain.  I havent yet got round to the servers as I wanted to make certain I wasn't rebooting them unexpectedly.

I just have a couple of things that I wanted to clear up.  

1.  Am I right in thinking the Microsoft Updates are released monthly (every 2nd Tuesday) ?

2. Is there any websites or similar that list known problematic updates so I'm not blindly approving things that could cause a problem.  I have had a look at the Microsoft Update website and it appears to show Known Issues that the updates will fix.  We had a problem some time back with an Office update and it took a lot of googling to identify the specific update.

Thanks for reading :)
Matthew HinchliffeIT EngineerAsked:
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Shaun VermaakConnect With a Mentor Technical Specialist/DeveloperCommented:
1.  Am I right in thinking the Microsoft Updates are released monthly (every 2nd Tuesday) ?
Yes, except if it is out-of-band critical update
2. Is there any websites or similar that list known problematic updates so I'm not blindly approving things that could cause a problem.  I have had a look at the Microsoft Update website and it appears to show Known Issues that the updates will fix.  We had a problem some time back with an Office update and it took a lot of googling to identify the specific update.
I suggest you delay your patching by a month so that if issues occur, you are not affected and MS has a chance to fix
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Matthew HinchliffeIT EngineerAuthor Commented:
Thanks for clearing that up.  I've managed to get a satisfactory update schedule in place now.
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