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How to remove red X status from the WSUS console

    Question

  • We have one machine which is unable to install update KB2847077. After many unsuccessful attempts we decided to simply hide it on the user's laptop Windows Update screen, as it is not a crucial update to install.

    My question is, now that we told Windows to ignore the update on the local machine, how do I remove the failed "red x" status in the WSUS management console?

    Thanks!


    Hank Vare

    Wednesday, June 25, 2014 4:15 PM

Answers

  • My question is, now that we told Windows to ignore the update on the local machine, how do I remove the failed "red x" status in the WSUS management console?

    You don't. That is the current and accurate status of that update on that client. The last attempted installation failed.

    The real question here is WHY it failed, and remediating that issue. Merely hiding it may make the symptom go away, but it doesn't solve the problem, and next time the *problem* may be more critical than a trivial WMP update.


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    Wednesday, June 25, 2014 9:02 PM