locked
Automatic Approvals don't Approve RRS feed

  • Question

  • I have an Automatic Approval that includes Definition Updates and Office 2010. I've noticed that my WSUS doesn't want to. approve any of them for some reason. My rule looks like this:

    Looking at the latest June definition update, it's not approved. Are my rules done incorrectly?


    Orange County District Attorney

    Tuesday, June 24, 2014 2:24 PM

Answers

  • Hi,

    Is this the only update that is not approved or are  all the updates not approved?

    According to the following article, automatic approval rules will not apply to updates that require Microsoft Software License Terms that have not been accepted on the server. If you find that applying an automatic approval rule does not cause all the relevant updates to be approved, you should approve these updates manually.

    Approve updates

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd939929(v=ws.10).aspx

    Hope this helps.

    • Marked as answer by Daniel JiSun Monday, June 30, 2014 2:02 AM
    Wednesday, June 25, 2014 6:40 AM
  • I've actually got lots of them that are not auto-approved. Many are older security updates.

    Automatic Approval only approves newly arrived updates.

    To apply the AutoApproval rule to existing updates requires you to use the "Run Rule" option on the toolbar.


    Lawrence Garvin, M.S., MCSA, MCITP:EA, MCDBA
    SolarWinds Head Geek
    Microsoft MVP - Software Packaging, Deployment & Servicing (2005-2014)
    My MVP Profile: http://mvp.microsoft.com/en-us/mvp/Lawrence%20R%20Garvin-32101
    http://www.solarwinds.com/gotmicrosoft
    The views expressed on this post are mine and do not necessarily reflect the views of SolarWinds.

    • Marked as answer by Daniel JiSun Monday, June 30, 2014 2:02 AM
    Wednesday, June 25, 2014 8:53 PM

All replies

  • Hi,

    Is this the only update that is not approved or are  all the updates not approved?

    According to the following article, automatic approval rules will not apply to updates that require Microsoft Software License Terms that have not been accepted on the server. If you find that applying an automatic approval rule does not cause all the relevant updates to be approved, you should approve these updates manually.

    Approve updates

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd939929(v=ws.10).aspx

    Hope this helps.

    • Marked as answer by Daniel JiSun Monday, June 30, 2014 2:02 AM
    Wednesday, June 25, 2014 6:40 AM
  • I've actually got lots of them that are not auto-approved. Many are older security updates. When I first setup the WSUS server, I did a synchronization before configuring auto-approvals. I'm sure the many updates that are not approved are because of this. I understand that anything synchronized before this won't be retroactively approved.

    I've run every report I could find to locate all my Not Approved updates but WSUS just doesn't want to show them to me. I've been trying to get into the WID database and see if the tables reveal anything but I haven't been able to get the database cracked open correctly. I realize this is not the right way to do it but short of reinstalling WSUS, I'm stuck.

    We use this stand-alone WSUS server to create Win7 and Win8 images and during the creation ( with MDT 2013 ) we update the base images with everything that's needed from WSUS. When we finally deploy the images, we use SCCM 2012 to further manage the systems. What I'm finding is that after creating our base image and deploying it, SCCM scans it and finds over 60 security updates that WSUS didn't install during the initial image creation. I've had to manually search and approve each one of the updates so we can finally create a fully patched, base image.

    Not as much fun as I'd like to have. Would love to find out a better way of finding all the Not Approved updates.


    Orange County District Attorney

    Wednesday, June 25, 2014 4:25 PM
  • I've actually got lots of them that are not auto-approved. Many are older security updates.

    Automatic Approval only approves newly arrived updates.

    To apply the AutoApproval rule to existing updates requires you to use the "Run Rule" option on the toolbar.


    Lawrence Garvin, M.S., MCSA, MCITP:EA, MCDBA
    SolarWinds Head Geek
    Microsoft MVP - Software Packaging, Deployment & Servicing (2005-2014)
    My MVP Profile: http://mvp.microsoft.com/en-us/mvp/Lawrence%20R%20Garvin-32101
    http://www.solarwinds.com/gotmicrosoft
    The views expressed on this post are mine and do not necessarily reflect the views of SolarWinds.

    • Marked as answer by Daniel JiSun Monday, June 30, 2014 2:02 AM
    Wednesday, June 25, 2014 8:53 PM
  • Hello,

    Is there any update?

    I want to confirm if the issue has been resolved.

    Any questions please feel free  to let us know.

    Thank you.

    Friday, June 27, 2014 7:40 AM
  • Thanks for the ping back. My questions have been answered.

    Orange County District Attorney

    Friday, June 27, 2014 2:07 PM