WSUS Managing child groups

Discussion in 'Windows Update' started by JT, Oct 29, 2009.

  1. JT

    JT Guest

    I am configuring multiple groups for WSUS updates.
    I would like to have a parent group and approve all monthly updates for the
    I would like to have 3 - 4 child groups under parent.
    Something like child 1 - test group
    child 2 - next wave of computers to receive updates
    child 3 - next wave of computers to receive updates

    My plan is to approve required monthly updates for the Parent. I would then
    like to have child group 1 get all of the approved updates that Parent has.
    I would then have my child 1 test group of computers download and install

    As soon as I know that child 1 installs have been successful I would like to
    manually approve all of Parents updates for child 2 and so on.

    Is it possible to have child groups inherit parent approvals? I don't want
    this to happen automatically, I want to manage each group individually.

    Thank you.

    JT, Oct 29, 2009
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  2. PA Bear [MS MVP], Oct 29, 2009
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  3. This is the default behavior of WSUS.

    Then you need to explicitly set the child groups to NOT APPROVED when you
    set the parent group to APPROVED.

    When you're ready to deploy to Group 1, set the approval from Not Approved
    back to Inherit from Parent, and so forth for each of the rest of hte

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