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Auto Approval -WSUS RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi,

    Please let me know what are clasifications i can approve for automatic approve,

    What is the best way to configure the auto approval

    Server : windows server 2008

    Thanks


    Ashok
    Thursday, November 3, 2011 11:23 AM

Answers

  • The classifications for Automatic approvals are as follows.

    Critical Updates

    Definition Updates

    Drivers

    Feature Packs

    Security Udpates

    Service Packs

    Tools

    Update Rollups

    Updates.

    At my organization we do not do automatic approvals. On a monthly basis usually the third week of the month or about a week after Microsoft releases patches, we review the new patches available and then approve the updates. This gives us time to be sure no problems have been reported with updates.

    If you wish to approve automatically, on your upstream WSUS server go to options select Automatic Approvals and select the updates you want to approve automatically. It's that simple. I hope this helps.

     


    Thursday, November 3, 2011 12:23 PM

All replies

  • The classifications for Automatic approvals are as follows.

    Critical Updates

    Definition Updates

    Drivers

    Feature Packs

    Security Udpates

    Service Packs

    Tools

    Update Rollups

    Updates.

    At my organization we do not do automatic approvals. On a monthly basis usually the third week of the month or about a week after Microsoft releases patches, we review the new patches available and then approve the updates. This gives us time to be sure no problems have been reported with updates.

    If you wish to approve automatically, on your upstream WSUS server go to options select Automatic Approvals and select the updates you want to approve automatically. It's that simple. I hope this helps.

     


    Thursday, November 3, 2011 12:23 PM
  • Hi, Thank You,

    I am planing to deploy auto approval for only mentioned classifications ,

    Critical Updates

    Definition Updates

    Security Udpates

    Service Packs

    This will not impact anything Right


    Ashok
    Monday, November 7, 2011 5:52 AM
  • Hi, Thank You,

    I am planing to deploy auto approval for only mentioned classifications ,

    Critical Updates

    Definition Updates

    Security Udpates

    Service Packs

    This will not impact anything Right

    What do mean by "this will not impact anything Right"?

    It'll have a major impact!

    Perhaps, and in response to apelchaty's point ... Why do you feel the need to AutoApprove updates in such a wide swath of classifications? Or, maybe another question: What was your purpose in deploying a WSUS server in the first place?


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    Monday, November 7, 2011 5:36 PM
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