Block an update after mistaken approval

Discussion in 'Update Services' started by Mike, Apr 10, 2007.

  1. Mike

    Mike Guest

    OK, blunder here. I mistakenly applied .Net 2.0 to all workstations without
    thinking. Some computers run an application that needs 1.1 installed and
    won't work with 2.0. This does not have an option to uninstall through WSUS,
    only Add/Remove programs so I did it this way.

    My problem is that the clients continue to install it after I manually
    uninstalled it. I have since declined the update on the server and removed
    the declined updates via the utilitly WsusDebugTool /tool:purgeunneededfiles.

    Is this all I have to do? My clients are still showing that as a "needed
    update" via the ballon and triangle (2k and XP). The files are downloaded to
    the clients computers. Do I have to go into each computer and do something?

    Thank you for your help.
    Mike, Apr 10, 2007
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    Mike Guest

    Just a quick follow-up. I'm running 2000 server with WSUS 2.0 Also, could it
    be that it's actually working and that I haven't given it enough time? It's
    been about 4 hours when I did the decline and purged.
    Mike, Apr 10, 2007
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    Wade Godfrey Guest

    Definitely. Unless you manually make each client check in with your WSUS
    server, they have no way of knowing about the declined update until the
    next scheduled detection time.
    Wade Godfrey, Apr 10, 2007
  4. Doesn't (or, at least, shouldn't) matter. Installing 2.0 won't remove 1.1; they
    can both be installed at the same time.

    Harry Johnston, Apr 11, 2007
  5. Yes. (Actually, all you should need to do is [a] Unapprove the update;
    Initiate a detection on the client to register the removal of the approval.)
    When they execute the next detection, after you declined it, they'll
    discover that it is no longer available, and thus report it as "Not Needed".
    Nope... you don't have to. But you can expedite the process by running
    'wuauclt /detectnow' so the client will obtain the latest approval status
    for the update.

    Lawrence Garvin, M.S., MCTS, MCP
    Independent WSUS Evangelist
    MVP-Software Distribution (2005-2007)

    Everything you need for WSUS is at

    And, almost everything else is at
    Lawrence Garvin \(MVP\), Apr 11, 2007
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