SCCM Software Updates: Deployment Management item is greyed out


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



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



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


  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


  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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