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Decline superseded updates in WSUS

Posted by bartvdw on 0707/0303/2010

Although you can use the server cleanup wizard, you may want from time to time to clean manually all superseded updates to clean your WSUS infrastructure.

The trick here is to have the column ‘Supersedence’ is visible. Open WSUS console and go to ‘All Updates’. Enable the ‘Supersedence’ column.

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Now there are 4 options:

  • No icon: update doesn’t supersede another one nor is it superseded by an update
  •  image11 Blue square on top: this update supersedes another update, these updates you do not want to clean…!!
  •  image14 Blue square in the middle: this update has been superseded by another update, and superseded another update as well, this is an example of an update you may want to clean (decline)
  •  image17 Blue square in the right below corner: this update has been superseded by another update, this is an example of an update you may want to clean (decline)

Note: Always verify that all superseding updates are approved before doing this operation!

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One Response to “Decline superseded updates in WSUS”

  1. Muneer Baloch said

    Thanks for this……

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