Tue, Feb 23 2010 23:19
Building a custom approve rule in WSUS
I want to build a rule that automatically approves the Update Rollup category of patches for Servers. The reason is I want the Exchange updates to get approved (remember patches on the server get downloaded but not auto installed). It pains me/annoys me/frustrates me/saddens me when people hit issues that can be addressed by updates that are there, but not installed. The rollup patches for Exchange are this category. And they are not getting installed on SBS boxes unfortunately.
So here's how we do it. We launch the native WSUS interface on the SBS 2008 box. Click in the section of Automatic approvals and write a new automatic approval rule:
Click new rule
We're going to add a rule for a specific classification
We're going to set this rule for just the server category
Selecting the category
This is what the rule looks like
And we specify the name of the special rule
Click apply and then okay.
(testing this out at home to ensure it does what I think it will do, will report back tomorrow)
Filed under: Security