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SOLVED: How To Delete An Upgrade From WSUS

Nov 2016 Posted by in Windows Server | Comments

If you have a problematic Upgrade entry in WSUS, you may want to remove it.  The next time you perform a sync with Microsoft, it will re-appear.

In my case, I had problems with “Windows 10 Pro, version 1607, RETAIL” and after a few weeks of banging on it, I found the best solution was just to delete it and have WSUS re-add it from Microsoft.

  1. Open WSUS, Expand UPDATES > ALL UPDATES and find the problematic upgrade
  2. Ensure there are no install approvals.  If there are just remove them
  3. Start a PowerShell as an Administrator
  4. Type the following to commands

    $s = Get-WsusServer
    $s.SearchUpdates(“Windows 10 Pro, version 1607”) | foreach { $s.DeleteUpdate($_.Id.UpdateId) }

    Substitute the name of the update you are interested in removing.  You do not need to enter the whole name, just a fairly unique portion of the text.  This means that my example of Windows 10 Pro, version 1607 will actually remove

    .

    If you still have errors, run all of these codes in that same PowerShell window:

    .

    // disable Upgrades classification on local WSUS server

    Get-WsusClassification | Where-Object -FilterScript {$_.Classification.Title -Eq “Upgrades”} | Set-WsusClassification -Disable

    // delete all update content on the current server belonging to the 1511 release

    $s = Get-WsusServer

    $s.SearchUpdates(“Windows 10 Pro, version 1607”) | foreach { $s.DeleteUpdate($_.Id.UpdateId) }

    // enable Upgrades classification

    Get-WsusClassification | Where-Object -FilterScript {$_.Classification.Title -Eq “Upgrades”} | Set-WsusClassification

    // perform full sync

    $sub = $s.GetSubscription()

    $sub.StartSynchronization()

This information came from HERE and my MS Partner Thread HERE.

Click HERE if you receive an error similar to “Exception calling “DeleteUpdate” with “1” argument(s): “spDeleteRevision: cannot delete revisionid: 502004 because itis still deployed to a Non DSS Target Group”

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