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I have a workstation on AD and in a collection, lets call it NOT123. This laptop is up-to-date. When I renamed the computer, to NOT246, all updates which were previously successfully installed, are now being reinstalled. Speaking with Microsoft, I am told that once a new computer name is placed into a collection, a new SMS GUID is created. Because of the new GUID, all updates get pushed.

Any ideas how I can prevent the reinstallation of those updates?
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New computer name = new client machine.
For new client machine there are no informations about installed software/updates in database.

Updating computers in SMS is a hard work, it is better to use WSUS -> this tool examine update status for any machine, reinstallation of updates is not possible. And its free:)
SMS duplicate funcionallity of wsus, and it is worse tool.

Any ideas how I can prevent the reinstallation of those updates?

You can add a rule into collection, that client machine with YYY KB can't be a member of collection.
Answered 01/27/2008 by: Grabar
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