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Updates doesn't show "correct" status RRS feed

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  • Hi all

    I was a bit in doubt where this question belongs so sorry if this is the wrong place.

    My question is that one of my users came and told me that he had several updates with status "failed" and of course I took a look at it. To my surprise, some of these updates had the status "not approved" in WSUS so I went ahead and tried to do that - but now it's saying that it isn't possibly because the update is expired. I completely understand that part... but what I don't understand is why does it just have a status "failed" when the correct status would be "expired".

    Is there a way that allow ordinary users to determine whether an update is expired or actually have failed to install due to some error directly from Windows 7?? or is this just by design?

    Wednesday, April 15, 2015 8:53 AM

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  • It may be possible if the updates were expired in April patch cycle.

    Like, patch failed on Monday, and when you checked on Tuesday, it was expired.. 

    Just a thought.. !!


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    Friday, April 17, 2015 5:15 AM
  • well I had that thought too. but the updates had an attempted installation date of January the 5th and 6th. therefore I don't think this is the issue.

    of course they could have actually failed to install and then in the meantime expired - but I actually don't think that an "expired" status exists in Windows 7. I can't recall ever to have seen one (not that I look alot on these things).

    Friday, April 17, 2015 7:05 AM
  • Can you check or share windowsupdate.log file ? 

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    Monday, April 20, 2015 1:10 AM
  • Hi cscpj,

    From my point of view, the status in update history is “installation status” but not “update status”, you could simply right click status tag->view details to check on that.  So if you push an expired update to it, it will fail to install.

    In the other hand, we are not expert on system center but I am supposing doing software Update Content Cleanup in System Center is necessary.

    For more information about The Delete-Expired-Updates Process

    http://blogs.technet.com/b/configmgrteam/archive/2012/04/12/software-update-content-cleanup-in-system-center-2012-configuration-manager.aspx

    Since regarding to system center our help might be limited, if you need further support about WSUS or system center, I’d suggest that we post at system center forum. There you can get more effective suggestion by other experts who familiar with WSUS. Your understanding is highly appreciated.

    https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-us/home?category=systemcenter2012configurationmanager

    Regards,

    D. Wu


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    Monday, April 20, 2015 2:22 AM