Problem:

Recently I noticed that one of my Deployment Management items holding Microsoft software updates had a little greyed out icon

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Cause:

After a little digging I found that this icon meant that that the Deployment Management item contained Expired updates.

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Solution:

Regularly you need to clear out the expired updates from your Deployment Management items.

  1. Open the System Center Configuration Manager console
  2. Expand Software Updates => Deployment Management => Greyed out item => Software Updates
  3. Make sure Software Updates is selected
  4. Open the View menu and select Add/Remove Columns
  5. Add Expired to the Displayed Columns on the right and select OK

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  1. Order the Software Updates by the Expired column and select all of the updates which have expired set the Yes
  2. Right-Click and select delete

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  1. If you now Right-Click you’re greyed out Deployment Management item and select Refresh, the icon should change to the normal green one.

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References:

http://www.windows-noob.com/forums/index.php?/topic/1115-managing-monthly-updates-in-sccm/

http://www.facebook.com/note.php?note_id=368252848234