I have a fresh (<2 months old) installation of a standalone SCCM 2012R2 server. I have installed the software update point and WSUS on the same server. SCCM and WSUS are synchronizing and some updates are deploying to freshly-deployed Windows 8.1 test clients.
SCCM seems to consider Windows 8.1 Update (KB2919355) "Not Required" despite that all 3 of the assets are Windows 8.1 clients:
I am aware that KB2919442 is a prerequisite for KB2919355. However, WSUS reports the prerequisite KB291442 as superceded by KB2989647:
KB2975061, KB2969339, and KB2904440 are each also superceded by KB2989647.
As it turns out, the update that supercedes the prerequisite to Windows 8.1 Update, KB2989647, is also considered "not required" by SCCM.
Which leaves me with the following questions:
- Why is Windows 8.1 Update and its prerequisites considered "not required" by SCCM?
- How does SCCM decide which updates are "required" and which are "not required"?
- Is there a way to override updates from "not required" to "required"?