Manually patching when WSUS has preapproved updates

If you are unused to SBS 2008/SBS 2011’s WSUS intereface you may not realize that the server is set to ‘download but do not install’ all security patches. So you’ll need to install them.  But what if you don’t?  Or what if you want to do one separately?


Click on the yellow indicator in the corner that says you have updates. 



In that section where the blue wording says 9 important updates are available click there.



You’ll now see the updates ready to go.  Now unclick any that you want to do separately.  I tend to do SharePoint and Exchange updates all by themselves just because I’m a worry wart.



You could even HIDE an update by right mouse clicking and clicking on HIDE UPDATE



But in my case I don’t want to hide it, I’ll just do it later.


Now you’ll see that only 8 updates will be installed.



One Thought on “Manually patching when WSUS has preapproved updates

  1. Chuck Smith on December 21, 2010 at 4:25 am said:

    Oh OK I didnt see that option. Thanks !

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