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WSUS Classification GUIDs


Applies To: Windows Server Update Services

The Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) Classification GUIDs are used in conjunction with searching for and the local publishing of updates:

The IUpdateSearcher::Search function enables you to search for a specific category of updates where the CategoryID is set to the desired Classification GUID. (Note that a classification is basically a specialized category.) For example, to search for definition updates that need to be installed, use the criteria string "(IsInstalled = 0 and IsHidden = 0 and CategoryIDs contains 'E0789628-CE08-4437-BE74-2495B842F43B')".

Local Publishing
Classification GUIDs are used if you want your locally-published update to have an associated classification.

Classification Type Classification GUID
Application 5C9376AB-8CE6-464A-B136-22113DD69801
Connectors 434DE588-ED14-48F5-8EED-A15E09A991F6
CriticalUpdates E6CF1350-C01B-414D-A61F-263D14D133B4
DefinitionUpdates E0789628-CE08-4437-BE74-2495B842F43B
DeveloperKits E140075D-8433-45C3-AD87-E72345B36078
FeaturePacks B54E7D24-7ADD-428F-8B75-90A396FA584F
Guidance 9511D615-35B2-47BB-927F-F73D8E9260BB
SecurityUpdates 0FA1201D-4330-4FA8-8AE9-B877473B6441
ServicePacks 68C5B0A3-D1A6-4553-AE49-01D3A7827828
Tools B4832BD8-E735-4761-8DAF-37F882276DAB
UpdateRollups 28BC880E-0592-4CBF-8F95-C79B17911D5F
Updates CD5FFD1E-E932-4E3A-BF74-18BF0B1BBD83