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Approving Updates

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After you have published the updates you want to evaluate, approve them for the appropriate WSUS target groups. Complete the following procedure to approve any update from the Patch Manager console.

Note: This section does not apply to ConfigMgr environments. If you use ConfigMgr to manage your updates, use the ConfigMgr console to deploy the updates you publish using Patch Manager.

To approve published updates:

  1. In the left pane of the Patch Manager console, expand Enterprise > Update Services > Your WSUS Server > Updates.

  2. Select your third party updates view.

  3. In the center pane, select one or more of the update packages you published. Use Ctrl+click to select multiple packages.

  4. In the Actions pane (right), click Approve.

  5. On the Approve Updates window, select the WSUS computer groups for which you want to approve the updates. Use Ctrl+click to select multiple groups.

  6. At the top of the window, click the appropriate approval option.

  7. Click OK.

  8. On the Approval Progress window, click Close.

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