Join Brien Posey for an in-depth discussion in this video Approve or decline updates in Intune, part of Windows 10: Plan and Implement Software Updates.
- [Instructor] Microsoft Intune makes it easy to approve or decline updates. So right now, I'm logged into Intune and I'm looking at the classic portal. I'm currently in the dashboard view. What I'm going to do is click on Updates. When I do that, I'm taken to the Updates screen, and I can see that there are a few different updates that are not yet approved, but that are needed by systems on my network. We have a security update, an update rollup, another security update, and a critical update. So what if we wanted to decline one of these updates? What we would do is select the update, and then come up here and click Decline.
When I do that, I see a message asking me if I'm sure that I want to decline the update. I'm going to go ahead and cancel out of this, and let's instead approve the update. Now the way that we would approve the update is, we could just select the update and click Approve, or we could double click on the update and then go click Approve. The nice thing about this method is that it lets us see a little bit of detail about the update. I'm going to go ahead and click Approve, and now I'm taken to a screen that asks me which groups I want to approve the update for.
I've got two choices here, All Devices or Software. Now, All Devices is a group that's native to Intune. This includes all of the enrolled devices to which the update is applicable. Software is not an Intune native group. This is a group that exists in my Active Directory and it's not a part of Intune. So I'm just going to go ahead and choose All Devices, and click Add and then Next, and so now I'm taken to a screen that asks me to select the approval setting. So I'm going to go to the Approval dropdown, and I'm going to make this update a required install.
Then, I can go to the Deadline dropdown, and I can set a deadline of None. I can make this be installed as soon as possible or I could set the deadline to one week, two weeks, a month or some custom deadline of my choosing. I'm not going to worry about setting a deadline right now. I'm just going to click Finish and my request is being processed. Now if I go back to the Update screen, you'll notice that there are fewer updates that now require approval because I've approved one of the updates.
So that's how you approve or decline an update in Microsoft Intune.
- Deploying updates manually
- Monitoring deployments
- Configuring automatic deployment rules
- Analyzing log files
- Approving and declining updates in Intune
- Deploying software from SCCM, WSUS, and Intune