WSUS Mandatory Updates

Windows Server Update Services Updates are needed to ensure computers can be updated correctly. If Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) updates are not approved, some updates may not be correctly detected by computers. Currently, this includes Windows Installer 3.1 and Background Intelligent Transfer 2.0 (MSI 3.1 & BITS 2.0)


 


So, this means Windows Server Update Services Updates are needed to ensure computers can be updated correctly. These updates (MSI 3.1 & BITS 2.0) are mandatory critical updates and they will be automatically downloaded by AU Client.


 


Where is the option to ‘Automatically approve WSUS updates?’


 


Open WSUSAdmin Console and click on Options – Automatic Approval Options – Scroll down to the bottom of the page and you will find automatically approve WSUS updates option in Windows Server Update Services Updates section.


 


How do I turn off this option?


 


It is not recommended to turn off this option since these Updates are needed to ensure computers can be updated correctly. Even if you uncheck this option from WSUSAdmin Console and click on Options – Automatic Approval Options – Uncheck Automatically approve WSUS updates this will not work as these updates are mandatory and will be downloaded by the clients.


 


The only way is to manually Un-Approve these updates which is again not recommended.

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