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Machines keep installing the same Security Essentials updates over and over RRS feed

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  • Has anyone seen this problem before?  The updates are installed but every few minutes I get the notification that there are new updates available.  It is the same definition updates for security essentials.  It is not happening on just 1 machine but all of them.
    Wednesday, April 23, 2014 12:38 PM

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  • Has anyone seen this problem before?  The updates are installed but every few minutes I get the notification that there are new updates available.  It is the same definition updates for security essentials.  It is not happening on just 1 machine but all of them.

    Yep. Generally caused because you've not done housekeeping on the ancient Definition Updates, and the supersession list for a Definition Update is not that long.

    DECLINE all Definition Updates that are older than a week.

    Run the Server Cleanup Wizard once a month to automatically decline all of the EXPIRED Definition Updates.


    Lawrence Garvin, M.S., MCSA, MCITP:EA, MCDBA
    SolarWinds Head Geek
    Microsoft MVP - Software Packaging, Deployment & Servicing (2005-2014)
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    Wednesday, April 23, 2014 9:01 PM