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Auto Security Updates/ Others Optional RRS feed

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  • Hi,

    I'm trying to figure out if this request is valid.  For a specific group we would like approved security updates to automatically install.  But, we want all other updates to be installed at the users discretion.

    We already have WSUS working well, but this request is coming down the chain.

    Any thoughts?

    Thanks!


    Tuesday, March 25, 2014 8:21 PM

Answers

  • For a specific group we would like approved security updates to automatically install. But, we want all other updates to be installed at the users discretion.

    There is no way to approve updates by classification conditionally as you describe using the console. It is possible, theoretically, to approve updates as Optional Updates, on a per-update basis using the API, but likely that would be an onerous task to take on for ALL non-security updates.

    Having said that, there is another option to consider that may achieve the desired objective: Approve Security Updates with a Deadline (either at some short-term point in the future, or already expired, which would force the installation of Security Updates), but approve non-security updates without deadlines. If this is combined with AUOption='3' -- download and notify for install -- it would effectively give the user the option to install non-security updates "at will" but force the installation of Security Updates on or before the specified deadline.


    Lawrence Garvin, M.S., MCSA, MCITP:EA, MCDBA
    SolarWinds Head Geek
    Microsoft MVP - Software Packaging, Deployment & Servicing (2005-2014)
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    • Marked as answer by Daniel JiSun Saturday, April 5, 2014 1:26 PM
    Wednesday, March 26, 2014 3:22 AM