WSUS Rollback update options RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi,

    I am working on Windows server Patch management using WSUS to push on my servers. Is there a function for WSUS to do a rollback just in case I need to revert the updates? Any article relating to this?

    Kind Regards,


    Thursday, February 20, 2020 6:50 AM

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  • Hi Richard,

    You can use WSUS "Approved for Removal" feature to remove or uninstall an already-installed update. This option is available only if the update is already installed and supports removal. You can specify a deadline for the update to be uninstalled, or specify a past date for the deadline if you want to remove the update immediately.

    To approve updates for removal:

    1. In the WSUS administrative console, click Updates.
    2. In the list of updates, select one or more updates that you want to approve for removal and right-click them (or go to the Actions pane).
    3. In the Approve Updates dialog box, select the computer group from which you want to remove the update, and click the arrow next to it.
    4. Select Approved for Removal, and then click the Remove button.
    5. After the remove approval has completed, you may select a deadline by right-clicking the update once more, selecting the appropriate computer group, and clicking the arrow next to it. Then select Deadline.
      You may select one of the standard deadlines (one week, two weeks, one month), or you may click Custom to select a specific date and time.
    6. If you want an update to be removed as soon as the client computers contact the server, click Custom, and set a date in the past.

    Note: Not all updates support removal. You can see whether an update supports removal by selecting an individual update and looking at the Details pane. Under Additional Details, you will see the Removable category. If the update cannot be removed through WSUS, in many cases it can be removed with Add or Remove Programs from Control Panel.

    Hope the above can help you.


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    Friday, February 21, 2020 4:55 AM