The «WSUS Superseded Updates» tool allow you to connect remotely to a Windows Server Update Service (WSUS) version 3.0 and get a list of updates superseded by other update but that are still approved for installation.
Did you ever wonder if you forgot to declined an update that was superseded by an other one ? Well with WSUSSupersedeUpdates you can search for those pesky updates. Try it out, you might discover a few updates that you forgot about.
To use WSUSSupersedeUpdates you need :
- Microsoft .net Framework v2.0
- A Windows Server Update Service (WSUS) v3.0
- microsoft.updateservices.administration.dll (this dll gets installed when you install WSUS 3.0 Management Console)
Multilanguage support. If you are using any of the supported language by WSUS 3.0 the update's titles will automatically be display in you current language.
List Updates since. You can limit your search to include only superseded updates publish since a special date. This is the update's creation date or publication by Microsoft)
List all updates. List all the superseded updates in the database
Updates superseded by an approved update only. All update where de superseding update(s) are not approved will be exclude from the search.
Normally if an old update is superseded by a new one and you approved the new one the older, you should decline new old one. But why would I want to search for updates that are superseded but by an update that is not approved ?
Take this case for example :
- A new update 'B' is publish, 'B' is replacing 'A'.
- You approved 'B', but you forgot to decline 'A'.
- Later a new update 'C' is publish, 'C' is replacing 'B'.
- You approved 'C' and decline 'B'.
Ah ah ! Update 'A' is still approved and it is superseded by a decline update. To find this update you should uncheck «Updates superseded by an approved update only».
Server connection settings. You can specify the server address, port and use of SSL for your WSUS server. Port 8530 and 8531(SSL) were used by default by WSUS 2.0. Port 80 and 443(SSL) are used by default by WSUS 3.0
Saved server connection settings. All server connection settings gets saved in a user.config file
Reset server settings. You can reset all server connection setting by clicking on the big settings button in the upper right corner.
Sorting updates. By clicking on any column header you can sort the the table accordingly.
Copy to clipboard. You can copy any cells or lines in the table by simply typing CTRL+C
Table column full description. You can move the mouse over any column header to see the full description of it's content.
It's absolutely FREE ! If you like it just use it.
You can find the latest version here
|Version 1.0||Initial release|
Copyright (C) Microsoft Corporation
The code used in this tool is vaguely based on the ListApprovedUpdates sample that is part of the Microsoft Windows Server Update Services 3.0 API Code Samples.
I'm not a professional developer so be kind, there may be bugs in this tool. But if you gently report them to me I will gladly look at it.