Q. I created an automatic approval rule in WSUS but its not working for existing updates. What can I do?
Dept - WSUS
A. When automatic approval rules are created all future synchronized updates follow the rules however if you have already downloaded a large number of updates then creating an automatic approval rule post synchronization will not approve the already downloaded updates. To solve this simply manually run the rule:
- Open the WSUS console
- Navigate to Options - Automatic Approvals
- Select the approval rule and click Run Rule
- Once complete a status will be shown that summarizes all the approved updates. Click Close
- Click OK to close the rule