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WSUS - old updates keep appearing RRS feed

  • Question

  • WSUS Version: 3.2.7600.226

    Windows Server: 2008 R2 SP1

    Been looking at WSUS for a couple of months now. We have approved the updates from the unapproved and sttatus any filter. However old updates dating back from 2003 have appeared in the list.

    Does anyone know why this happens? Each month everything is approved and there is nothing left to approve, and randomly updates then appear in the unapproved list when doing a search.

    These updates are not part of the current month's patches, as they range in date from 2003 - present date

    Thanks in advance.

    Thursday, April 11, 2013 8:14 AM

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  • We have approved the updates from the unapproved and sttatus any filter.

    If you've simply approved all of the thousands of updates that would show up in an Unapproved/Any filter set, you've approved several thousand too many.
    However old updates dating back from 2003 have appeared in the list.
    Can you provide a specific example of an update "from 2003" that suddenly appeared in the Unapproved/Any list that wasn't appproved in your original onslaught?
    Each month everything is approved and there is nothing left to approve
    Not entirely a healthy approach. :-//
    and randomly updates then appear in the unapproved list when doing a search. These updates are not part of the current month's patches, as they range in date from 2003 - present date
    There' must be more to what's going on than simply "We approved everything that wasn't approved, and now there are updates not approved". Identifying one or more updates explicity by name will give us some focus on which direction to go.

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    Wednesday, May 29, 2013 5:16 PM
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