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uninstall update from client RRS feed

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  • hello,

    i tired to push update througe wsus, this update make some problems so i have to uninstall,

    i have over 150 computer , so is there any way to make it from gpo or from wsus or by script ?

    thanks.

    Saturday, April 14, 2012 6:08 PM

Answers


  • Hi,

    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.

    For more information please refer to following MS articles:

    Approving the Updates
    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc708474(v=ws.10).aspx
    Removing Windows software updates in the wrong order may cause the operating system to stop functioning
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/823836


    Lawrence

    TechNet Community Support


    • Edited by Lawrence, Monday, April 16, 2012 7:29 AM
    • Marked as answer by Lawrence, Monday, April 23, 2012 1:52 AM
    Monday, April 16, 2012 7:26 AM
  • Hi,

    Find it follow below steps:

    1. Open the WSUS MMC console and connect to your server

    2. Expand Update Services => Server Name => Updates

    3. Right-click All Updates and select Search

    4. Enter the kb number of the update you would like to remove and press Find Now

    5. Right-click the update and select Approve, Status Report is also useful to see how many computers still have the update installed

    6. Right-click either a specific computer group or All Computers and select Approved for Removal and then press OK


    Lawrence

    TechNet Community Support

    • Marked as answer by Lawrence, Monday, April 23, 2012 1:52 AM
    Tuesday, April 17, 2012 7:16 AM

All replies

  • Am 14.04.2012 schrieb Amin El-Zein:

    i tired to push update througe wsus, this update make some problems so i have to uninstall,

    i have over 150 computer , so is there any way to make it from gpo or from wsus or by script ?

    Which Update you want to uninstall? Which Clients are in your Domain?

    Winfried


    http://www.microsoft.com/germany/windowsserver2003/technologien/updateservices/default.mspx
    http://www.wsuswiki.com/Home
    Reg2xml:  http://www.reg2xml.com - Registry Export File Converter

    Saturday, April 14, 2012 6:26 PM
  • hello,

    it's  KB2553248 

    yes all are joined to my domain.

    thanks.

    Saturday, April 14, 2012 6:29 PM
  • Am 14.04.2012 schrieb Amin El-Zein:

    it's  KB2553248 

    If you are donloaded the Update, you can extract with: D:\Update.exe /extract:D:\Hotfix [ENTER]
    In D:\Hotfix you will find a lot MSP Files, search the correct one for
    you and try to deinstall the Update with a uninstall call:
    msiexec /uninstall /Path_to_the_update.msp [ENTER].
    Winfried


    http://www.microsoft.com/germany/windowsserver2003/technologien/updateservices/default.mspx
    http://www.wsuswiki.com/Home
    Reg2xml:  http://www.reg2xml.com - Registry Export File Converter

    Saturday, April 14, 2012 7:50 PM
  • hello

    i dont download it its installed by wsus.i think i dont understand u correct

    thanks.

    Saturday, April 14, 2012 7:56 PM
  • Am 14.04.2012 schrieb Amin El-Zein:

    i dont download it its installed by wsus.i think i dont understand u correct

    You understand me not correct. Download the Update, extract the update
    und write a script:

    msiexec /uninstall /\\Server\Share\update.msp (Where you downloaded/extract the Update)

    Winfried


    http://www.microsoft.com/germany/windowsserver2003/technologien/updateservices/default.mspx
    http://www.wsuswiki.com/Home
    Reg2xml:  http://www.reg2xml.com - Registry Export File Converter

    Saturday, April 14, 2012 8:05 PM
  • Hi,

    this article may help:
    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc708474(v=ws.10).aspx

    Approving updates for removal

    You can approve an update for removal (that is, to 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 (the next time client computers contact the WSUS server).


    Don

    Sunday, April 15, 2012 1:43 AM

  • Hi,

    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.

    For more information please refer to following MS articles:

    Approving the Updates
    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc708474(v=ws.10).aspx
    Removing Windows software updates in the wrong order may cause the operating system to stop functioning
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/823836


    Lawrence

    TechNet Community Support


    • Edited by Lawrence, Monday, April 16, 2012 7:29 AM
    • Marked as answer by Lawrence, Monday, April 23, 2012 1:52 AM
    Monday, April 16, 2012 7:26 AM
  • hello,

    i didnt found this option... !

    Monday, April 16, 2012 8:49 PM
  • Hi,

    Find it follow below steps:

    1. Open the WSUS MMC console and connect to your server

    2. Expand Update Services => Server Name => Updates

    3. Right-click All Updates and select Search

    4. Enter the kb number of the update you would like to remove and press Find Now

    5. Right-click the update and select Approve, Status Report is also useful to see how many computers still have the update installed

    6. Right-click either a specific computer group or All Computers and select Approved for Removal and then press OK


    Lawrence

    TechNet Community Support

    • Marked as answer by Lawrence, Monday, April 23, 2012 1:52 AM
    Tuesday, April 17, 2012 7:16 AM