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Installing approved patches with SUS for XP clients

I installed SUS, and I think that it's working. The Windows XP clients, according to their log files, have polled the server. But when I look in Add and Remove Programs, I don't see the patch that I approved. How do I see if the files are on the workstation, and can I force the workstation to install them?

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You may need to wait a bit. The clients will poll the server and download the updates you have approved, but then they use a different installation schedule. Try logging on one of the computers with an administrative account. You should see the update ready for installation. The updates work differently for standard users.

This was first published in October 2003

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