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How to Approve or Decline an Update for Deployment in Essentials

Updated: April 14, 2010

Applies To: System Center Essentials 2010

After you approve an update for deployment, System Center Essentials 2010 installs the update on the computers it was approved for. You can monitor the progress of the update installation by running the Installation progress for Approved Updates report from the Updates Overview screen.

Some updates might not be needed in your organization, and you may want to remove them from the default update views in the Essentials console. To accomplish this, you can use the procedure to decline an update.

To view declined updates you must create a new view and specify you must make a new view yourself and specify “declined” as the update attribute for the view. You can approve declined updates in that view.

To approve updates for deployment

  1. In the Essentials console, click Updates.

  2. In the Updates pane, select the category for which you want to approve updates.

  3. In the results pane, select the updates that you want to approve.

  4. Right-click the selected updates and click Approve.

  5. In the Approve Groups for Installation dialog box, specify the computer groups with the computers on which you want to install the update. You can do either of the following:

    1. Select one or more groups from the Computer Groups list.

    2. Click Create New Group to create a new computer group, if needed.

  6. Click Set Deadline if you want the update to be installed by a certain time.

To decline an update

  1. In the Essentials console, click Updates.

  2. In the Updates pane, select the category in which you want to decline one or more updates.

  3. In the results pane, select the updates that you want to decline.

  4. Right-click the selected updates and click Decline.

  5. After the current view is refreshed, the declined updates may no longer be displayed.

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