Decline / exclude an update in SCCM 2012

Recently I needed to decline an update in SCCM 2012 so it wouldn’t install.

Remove / Decline Update

  • Go to All Software Updates
  • Find the Update you want to decline
  • Highlight and right-click, then select Edit Membership
  • Uptick all of the Software Update Groups and click OK

Stop automatic approval via Automated Deployment Rule

  • Set the Custom Severity for the update you want to exclude to Low
  • In the Automated Deployment Rule, add the Custom Severity field and set it to None. This will exclude any update(s) that are set to Low.