Automatically declining expired updates

Automatically declining expired updates

Post by QWxhbiBQcm » Wed, 08 Mar 2006 12:33:37


So for those of you who are familiar with WSUS, you've probably noticed that
there are certain updates that have expired or ben replaced. You've probably
noticed that they can only be declined in the Updates section. Here's my
question/comment: Is there any way to automatically decline these since
that's the only option. It's kind of annoying to have to go look at the
update to be given only one option for it. It you can't automatically
decline it, I'd like to see that feature added to and update or the next
release of WSUS. Sure, it's not the big of deal, but it's all about keeping
it simple and easy, right? :)
 
 
 

Automatically declining expired updates

Post by R2VuaWU3N » Sat, 25 Mar 2006 06:41:02

Hi Alan,
How do I "un-expire" an expired update? I have Office 2003 SP2 which
expired on me, but I still need to have it install on a lot more computers.
Do you know how to do this?

Janet

 
 
 

Automatically declining expired updates

Post by QWxhbiBQcm » Sat, 25 Mar 2006 07:30:01

I don't think there is a way to "un-expire" and expired update that was
declined. The expiration is controlled by the central Microsoft update
servers. With Office 2003 SP2, there were a few different revisions to my
knowledge (at least three). Each time a new one was released, the previous
one was expired. Therefore, if you need to deploy it, make sure you have the
latest SP2 file downloaded in WSUS. Use the seach updates function to find
it. If it still doesn't install on client, you can use Group Policy to
deploy it I believe. Hope this has been of some help!