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Approving drivers in WSUS RRS feed

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  • I would like to know what other IT professional do with drivers in WSUS

    My boss told me not to approve drivers in WSUS because they could cause problem with laptops.

    We are currently only approving Windows Updates and Surface Drivers and not approving drivers for any other component. 

    Can  anyone tell me if this makes sense? Is it safe to deploy drivers in WSUS?

    We currently have HP Probooks 650 G3, G4, G5 running Windows 10 Pro version 1903

    Monday, October 28, 2019 2:28 PM

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  • Hi Donan,
       

    First, updates approved through WSUS are safe. All drivers released through the WU must be WHQL-certified. So the security of the file is no problem.
       

    However, the deployment of the driver through WSUS does not have a satisfactory experience. Due to the large number of drivers, the proliferation of metadata will cause the database to be under greater pressure. I have noticed this in many threads. It is recommended that you read the following article to import the required updates through the MU Catalog site, which may be a best practice: "Reduce your WSUS Server Footprint by Selectively Importing Drivers."
       

    Hope the above can help you.
        

    Regards,
    Yic

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    Tuesday, October 29, 2019 1:22 AM
  • It's not recommend way to update drivers through WSUS in production environment because driver update may cause more issues.

    But you can do this as below. But before going, You should test same driver installation on  several systems manually. Unless any issue is occurred, Then you can proceed.

    Refer below for your knowledge,

    https://decentsecurity.com/drivers-through-wsus

    https://www.itprotoday.com/security/publishing-third-party-updates-wsus

    https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sccm/sum/deploy-use/third-party-software-updates

    Tuesday, October 29, 2019 2:08 AM
  • Hi,
     

    Any update is welcome here.
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    Thank you for your cooperation, as always.
     

    Regards,
    Yic

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    Friday, November 1, 2019 1:07 AM
  • Sorry, I haven't had any time to try this. I will work on this next week and report  the results

    Thank you

    Wednesday, November 13, 2019 3:00 PM