Deploying Multiple Updates to Multiple Computer Groups problem

Discussion in 'Update Services' started by Neto, Aug 27, 2007.

  1. Neto

    Neto Guest

    I upgraded WSUS to 3.0 from 2.0 recently. On our first deployment with the
    new version we noticed that if you set multiple patches (for example every
    patch released in the last 30 days) to approve for one group (for example a
    group called Group A) then come back and try to approve the same group of
    patches for another group (called Group B) by default this dissables the
    Group A patches unless you also recheck them off to deploy to.

    My question is in 2.0 we had an option not to overwrite previous approvals
    just to add the new ones but I dont see this option in 3.0. Is there
    something I'm doing wrong or is there a script or 3rd party solution for this
    problem? I have a few thousand servers in about 30 groups that have
    different rules concerning deployment times so this is a pain to re aprove
    for each deployment. Thanks
    Neto, Aug 27, 2007
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  2. You are doing nothing wrong, Neto. This is a change from WSUS 2.0 to WSUS
    3.0. However, the dialog box for the subsequent updates *will* show the
    current approval status if applying the approval on a one-update-at-a-time
    basis; however, it's impossible for the dialog box to display the approval
    status of a collection of updates. To that end, the UI relys upon the admin
    to have a familiarity with what updates are in place, and the programmed
    behavior is to make the selection in the current dialog box what is applied
    to all groups.

    Lawrence Garvin, M.S., MCTS, MCP
    MVP - Software Distribution (2005-2007)
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    Lawrence Garvin [MVP], Aug 28, 2007
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