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How to set a package installation deadline during the approval process

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Updated June 28, 2018


This article describes how to set a deadline installation date during the approval process for a package pushed to a managed computer. When the deadline expires, the managed computer cannot postpone the software installation, and must install the package.


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  1. Log in to the Patch Manager Administrator Console as administrator.
  2. Expand Enterprise > Update Services > WSUS_Server > Updates.
  3. Select the appropriate update filter, such as Third Party Updates.
  4. In the center pane, locate and select a package title.


  5. Right-click an update and select Approve.
  6. Select a computer group, and then click Approved for Install.


  7. Click the Deadline drop-down menu and select an option.


  8. In the menu, select Deadline.
  9. Select the desired Deadline.

    If you select Custom, select your deadline options, and then click OK.


  10. Select the Perform the approval action on the latest revision checkbox (if applicable)
  11. Click Schedule.

    Patch Manager checks and validates the approval.


  12. Click Close. 
  13. Complete the Task Options Wizard to schedule the update on the targeted computers.

    When you select a scheduled date, allow ample time prior to the deadline for the user to install the update.


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