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How to disable WSUS auto approvals

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This article explains how to disable WSUS auto approvals.


  • All Patch Manager versions
  • All WSUS versions


  1. Open the WSUS Administration Console.
    Click Start > All Programs > Administrative Tools > Microsoft Windows Server Update Services.
  2. Go to Options > Automatic Approvals.
  3. Deslect Default Automatic Approval Rule.
  4. Click OK.

See Configure automatic approvals using the WSUS Administration Console for more information. (© 2018 Microsoft Corporation, available at, obtained on March 15, 2018)


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