Approve Updates for Deployment

You can approve updates for deployment to managed computers in one of two ways:

  • In the Windows EBS Administration Console, approve all critical and security updates from the Microsoft Update Web site for deployment to all managed computers.
  • In the System Center Essentials console, approve individual updates for deployment to some or all managed computers.
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You can configure your update management settings to automatically approve updates to your managed computers. For more information, see Configure Update Management Settings.
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You must use an account that is in the Domain Admins group to perform this procedure.
To approve all updates for deployment
  1. Click Start, click All Programs, click Windows Essential Business Server, and then click Windows Essential Business Server Administration Console.

  2. Click the Security tab, and then in the results pane, click Update Management.

  3. In the tasks pane, click Approve updates.

  4. In the Approve Updates dialog box, review the list of updates. To see a detailed description of an update, right-click the update title and click View Details.

  5. To approve the updates for deployment to all managed computers, click Approve all.

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You must use an account that is in the Domain Admins group to perform this procedure.
To approve an update for deployment by using System Center Essentials
  1. Click Start, click All Programs, click Windows Essential Business Server, and then click Windows Essential Business Server Administration Console.

  2. Click the Computers and Devices tab, and then in the tasks pane, click Manage updates. The System Center Essentials console starts.

  3. Under Unapproved Updates, right-click an update, and then click Approve.

  4. In the Approve Groups for Installation dialog box, choose the deployment options that you want.

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