Approve Updates

Applies To: Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2003 with SP1, Windows Server 2003 with SP2, Windows Server Update Services

You should approve updates to test the functionality of your WSUS deployment. There are many options for deploying updates; the procedure below only covers the basics. Use WSUS Help or the "Microsoft Windows Update Services Operations Guide" to understand all your approval options.

To approve multiple updates for installation

  1. On the WSUS console toolbar, click Updates.

  2. On the list of updates, select the multiple updates you want to approve for installation.

  3. Under Update Tasks, click Approve for installation. The Approve Updates dialog box appears with the action for the Approve list set to Install for the All Computers group.

  4. If you want to specify a different default approval setting for one or more groups, find the group for which you want to set the special approval setting in the Group approval settings for the selected updates box, select an approval setting from the Approval column, and then click OK. By default, all groups found on the WSUS server are initially set to match the settings for the All Computers group.