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Good morning all hope everyone is good. I have been studying wsus (2012R2) this few days. How to install and configure it, Create Groups,Approve Updates and goes on. I have some questions though.

First question see on the screenshot please

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On Second pc the Approval is set to "Not Approved" and Status is "Not Applicable".

This means the update is no longer needed by the computer correct? That is why it says Not Applicable?




Second Question is some updates have this msg


"This update supersedes another update. Before you decline any superseded update,we recommend that you verify it is no longer needed by any computer. To do so approve the superseding update first.


What does it means it supersedes another update? Should i approve this or there is a new version of the update?





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> This means the update is no longer needed by the computer correct? That is why it says Not Applicable?

Correct.

> What does it means it supersedes another update? Should i approve this or there is a new version of the update?

Other way around:

Superceded : OLD
Superceeding: NEW.

Approve the new one, the system takes care of the rest. Run the cleanup wizard a couple of times per  year to clean out the superceded (old) updates.

Note that your life is about to become much simpler with the  new system of cumulative updates. This is a good write-up: https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/windowsitpro/2016/10/07/more-on-windows-7-and-windows-8-1-servicing-changes/

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Thanks for the help Willem also the link which i need to study.



Okay let me give a real example in order to fully understand it.


I have this case : 2 updates with the same name and KB


Number 1: Update Roll up for Skype for Business 2015,Smart Setup (KB3061064). When i choose this update i get the msg :  This update Supersedes another update and in details pane i see the Updates superseded by this update the update in number 2

Number 2: Update Roll up for Skype for Business 2015,Smart Setup (KB3061064). When i choose this update i get the msg :  This update is Superseded by another update  and in details pane i see the Updates superseding this update the update in number 1



So in this case i see that the update in number 1: is the  newest update that replaces update in number 2: and all i need to do is approve the update in number 1. Correct?






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yes, correct. You can even approve both (at the cost of downloading both) and the same thing will happen: the client will install the latest.

Did you limit the products and languages that you need? In your last post you had about 1 TB of data, as I remember ...


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Yes i have reduced it to half the size something after i have run the clean up wizard. By declining the old updates that are superseded by  new updates and already approved will free me up space when i run clean up wizard correct? How safe is to do it though?


Note : Yes i have limit the products and language my wsus is looking from microsoft servers only to the ones we currently use in our network

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It will clean up space, and is safe to do.

Try rerunning the wizard. A 50% cleanup seems not enough in your case [smile]

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Thanks Willem for the help. I will start working on the superseded updates now. Decline as many as i can which they are lot and run clean up wizard.


Note: I saw many updates(language packs) for windows 10 where approved when the default language in our network is english only.


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 I declined few of them and run clean up wizard and i got  733 MB more free space. 


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I forgot to add that now its not the time to hit my head on the wall. Its time to try fix it. [smile]




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There is the option to purge all data and start again.
Then only pick the updates you need.
Takes about 2 days to re-populate

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Thanks Joe for the info. i have found  this link from microsoft 

https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/gborger/2009/02/27/what-to-do-when-your-wsuscontent-folder-grows-too-large/


This is the steps you mean i should follow in case i decide to purge wsus data?




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That's the one.
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