computer using WSUS are getting alerts that they have updates

We recently have computers getting the Windows update alert. When I tried to update a few it fails and states that it is being monitor by the Administrator.
This just recently started happening. As far as I'm aware, computers using WSUS should never get those alerts. Is this correct?

I have a new assistant IT person and I've assigned WSUS to him. My suspicion is he has made a change by mistake.

Where should I look to solve this issue.



Your thinking is flawed. WSUS is a pull not a push process and you've set the Windows update settings to notify, another option is to automatically download and notify for install, or automatically download and install.. These settings are all maintained in Group Policy in the Computer Policy Windows Update settings.

All WSUS does is it allows you to manage which updates are approved for installation and downloads 1 copy (if you have it set this way) for mass distribution to the network. (you can have it set to that updates are not stored locally but downloaded from Microsoft



Your thinking is flawed. WSUS is a pull not a push process and you've set the Windows update settings to notify, another option is to automatically download and notify for install, or automatically download and install.. These settings are all maintained in Group Policy in the Computer Policy Windows Update settings.

All WSUS does is it allows you to manage which updates are approved for installation and downloads 1 copy (if you have it set this way) for mass distribution to the network. (you can have it set to that updates are not stored locally but downloaded from Microsoft



Thanks for the clarification. I'll double check our settings.

Why would updates that do "not" apply to a computer get sent to the computer?



they NEVER get sent to the computer.. sending implies getting PUSHED to the computer and it is a PULL operation .. The client queries the WSUS server for what is available and then downloads them either from MU or WSUS



At the bottom of the message there is a link to check online for updates. That will work as long as you're connected.



At the bottom of the message there is a link to check online for updates you can allow/disallow via group policy this setting

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