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Undo Approval Rule Action

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  • Hi,

    I was trying to sort out automatic approval for Windows 7 and Office patches on an SBS 2011 server using the inbuilt WSUS. When I did this though, obviously I didn't think the rule through well enough as obviously it approved everything, which seems to be around 2000 patches and counting and 40GB of patches to download.

    Can I reverse this change and all the approvals? They don't have a huge download quota for them to be downloading 40+GB of patches, and they don't have the drive space either. Most of these patches are obviously not required. Can I roll back to a previous copy of the database before this rule was run and a giant amount of updates approved? I can pull the files from a backup, but it is not a SQL backup, just through the hourly ShadowProtect image backups.

    At the moment, to stop the downloads the WSUSservice is stopped and disabled.

    This is a production server, so cannot roll back anything too quickly or easily, but the database restore should be OK.

    Thursday, November 21, 2013 11:11 PM

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