Select WSUS update products and classifications filters using the WSUS Administration Console


Applies To: Windows Server Update Services, Windows Small Business Server 2011 Standard, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2003 with SP2, Windows Server 2008 R2 with SP1

You can specify the Microsoft software products for which you want to manage updates, and you can filter updates by update classifications. For more information about these options, see Plan for WSUS product and classification updates.

You can configure these settings at any time by using the WSUS Administration Console.

To specify products or classification filters

  1. Open the WSUS Administration Console.

  2. In the left pane of the WSUS Administration Console, expand the server name, and then click Options.

  3. In the Options pane, click Products and Classifications.

  4. To select the Microsoft products for which you want to manage updates, click the Products tab.

    1. Select the check box for each product category or product for which you want to manage updates. To remove a product from selection, clear the check box for that product.

    2. Click OK.

  5. To filter updates by classification, click the Classifications tab.

    1. Select the check box for each type of update that you want to manage. By default, Critical Updates, Definition Updates, and Security Updates are selected. To manage all updates, select the check box for All Classifications.

    2. Click OK.