How to find patches with dual Approval status

Discussion in 'Update Services' started by Nathan, Nov 25, 2005.

  1. Nathan

    Nathan Guest

    We test the updates in the IT department before we roll them out to the
    other departments. We have Computer groups, with IT computers in the IT
    group and office computers in the Office group.

    After we have detected that new updates are available, we approve the
    updates for the IT group. When we are happy that the patches are ok, how can
    I differentiate the updates with the dual approval status? They all say
    Install. I just want to change the approval status of the updates with the
    dual status.

    Do I have to select each installed update (starting with the most current)
    and check its status? Or do I just select all updates in Install status and
    then change the All Computers group to Install?

    I would like to know how I just select the updates with the dual install
    status so I can update so All Computers will get the new patches.


    Nathan, Nov 25, 2005
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  2. Nathan

    Dave Mills Guest

    What I do is look and the Needed updates on the Office group computers
    then change the status for those that are needed. You might miss
    updates that were needed in the IT group but are not needed in the
    office group. But then does it matter since they are not needed

    I usually find that approving the needed updates on a few of the
    office group PCs is all I need as mostly they are the same for all.
    Sometimes I miss one if there is just a single PC that needs an update
    but next day (or 2 later) it shows up as the needing updates in a very
    short list and I can check each.
    Dave Mills, Nov 25, 2005
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  3. Nathan

    Nathan Guest

    Hi Dave,

    So you have to do each update individually that comes up as needed.

    If that's the way to do then that is the way to do it.


    Nathan, Nov 25, 2005
  4. Nathan

    Dave Mills Guest

    Yea, you can select lots in the Updates view and set them all but only
    one at a time in the Reports/Computes/Needed view. Trouble is it is
    very hard to know which to select in the Updates view. Much easier one
    at a time for 8 or so monthly updates.
    Dave Mills, Nov 25, 2005
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