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By cttechguy72 ·
I just started a new job and I inherited the WSUS project from the previous admin. There are alot of updates that he did not run at all that go back as far as 2003. Should I review each one to make sure none of the workstations need them or should I just decline them and start fresh? Our user workstations are mixed between XP and 2000. We are thinking abou t a full XP rollout but thats going to happen soon.

Any thoughts?

Thanks

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by NZ_Justice In reply to Windows Server Update Ser ...

Yes. You should view each one to make sure none of the workstations need them. Better safe than sorry.

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by Ziskey In reply to Windows Server Update Ser ...

In our WSUS environment, we approve everything with the exception of the most recent patches. We don't have the manpower to test each one so we wait a few weeks to see if any problems have been reported. Case in point, the last IE patches have had lots of issues reported so we haven't approved them yet.

However it's been my experience that it's safe to approve the older ones, WSUS will determine if the workstations need them or not.

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by CG IT In reply to Windows Server Update Ser ...

MinAZ is right. WSUS will determine if workstations need critical updates then install them on the workstation. WSUS works just like Windows Update for consumers.

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by shawnyongfc In reply to Windows Server Update Ser ...

What i did is to search on the WSUS on the system which need the most patch. Update it using Microsoft update, and take note on all the KB's. If the system is Ok. Will use the KB's as a refrence for patching.

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