I am new to SCCM 2007 for the past few months now. I have a lab that users don't want the updates to be mandatory install and force to reboot.  These folks typically do test systems that run tests that could run up to 3 weeks and can't afford to stop in the middle of the test.  If they do that mean they will have to start the test all over again.  I have search for an answers for past few days.  Can someone help by show me how to exclude a collection from having mandatory windows update being pushed to a set of systems in a collection?  Instead of force install but have the windows update notification show up and those updates are available as a list so the end user can manually select to install.

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Hi Dedenker,

Thanks for your respond and I apologize for the late respond (was on vacation).  This help a lot thanks for your knowledge. :-)

Answered 06/27/2014 by: clam5917
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You can exclude a collection.

So you make a collection of the machine/users you need to exclude.
Then the collection that is used to deploy the updates, must will skip all objects that are in the excluding collection.
Make:  [All System] minus [Test Systems] = system that are allowed to be updated.
Details I got from this page

But best would be to create a development site, so excluding them is easy, make it for sure by not coping the files to there distribution point.
Answered 06/16/2014 by: dedenker
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