Just Installed WSUS have 2000 updates - best way to approve?

Discussion in 'Windows Update' started by D303M, Aug 19, 2008.

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    D303M Guest

    I just got this installed and have so many updates to approve. I let WSUS do
    a sync and afterwards I then enabled the default autoupdate approval rule but
    it not auto approve anything.

    What is the best way to approach this?


    Thanks
     
    D303M, Aug 19, 2008
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    TaurArian Guest

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    In your newsreader:
    news://msnews.microsoft.com/microsoft.public.windows.server.update_services
     
    TaurArian, Aug 19, 2008
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    TaurArian Guest

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    DaveMills Guest

    Every update that you approve will download the content = gigabytes of updates.
    Only about 100 updates will actually be "required" by clients.
    So wait for a typical client to report what it needs and then approve those
    updates. Make sure you apply SPs first as they make many other updates not
    necessary.
    Don't be in a hurry, some updates will require their own updates once installed.
    It all takes several days to settle down.
    Decline superceded update only once all clients are updated. For example decline
    update included in XP SP3 only after all PCs have installed SP3 and only if you
    are sure you will not want to run a PC without XP3 installed.
     
    DaveMills, Aug 19, 2008
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