Issues with Update Approvals

Updated: July 19, 2011

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

If you are having problems with update approvals, use the following suggestions to troubleshoot the problem.

If you approve an update on the WSUS console and there are client computers running detection at that exact moment, those computers might not get the approved update until they go through another detection cycle. The WSUS server requires approximately one minute to begin offering newly approved updates to client computers.

Non-administrators using Remote Desktop Services will not be able to restart their computers remotely. Therefore, if a remote computer on which an update is installed needs to be restarted for the update to take effect, users without administrative permissions will be unable to complete the updating of their remote computer.

This might occur if you have changed language settings on the parent upstream server after first synchronizing with the old language settings. For more information see "listinactiveapprovals" in Manage WSUS 3.0 SP2 from the Command Line.

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