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Allow us to categorise Software Updates

We have a few Software Updates that we just don't deploy. Every month, our list of "Needed, but not deployed" updates show these updates (for example, IE10). I want a way of filtering these out so we don't accidentally deploy them.

I tried doing a search by adding the article IDs, but this doesn't work (as the attached screenshot shows).

Maybe allow us to add a custom category for individual updates (such as "Do not deploy"), so we can then include these in our search.

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      • Glenn Turner commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        ... until Microsoft re-release the update and the new version shows up in the root level again. Doh!

      • Ryan Ephgrave commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        A quick workaround now is to create a folder and move the updates you don't want to deploy to that folder. Then, they will only show up if you search all sub folders.

      • Jimmy commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        use the custom severity field and then use that field to exclude items

      • Brian Purdy commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Another possibility would be the option to set a "hide" flag that is permanent until removed. The standard queries would return all results that aren't hidden, however, you could add a hidden=yes to your criteria to view them.

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