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  • Hi,

    I want to disable the self update for windows update agent.
    When i scan from the control panel, my machine checks for self updates some times. I want to disable this feature. Self update check should be skipped and rest of the scan should proceed normally.

    Is there any registry entry or gpedit option to do so.
    Any informative links can do.

    Thanks And Regards,
    Suraj K.

    Following log shows that SETUP component does the work of self update:

    2014-10-28 16:56:42:798 1040 1634 Agent *************
    2014-10-28 16:56:42:798 1040 1634 Agent ** START **  Agent: Finding updates [CallerId = AutomaticUpdates]
    2014-10-28 16:56:42:798 1040 1634 Agent *********
    2014-10-28 16:56:42:798 1040 1634 Agent  * Online = Yes; Ignore download priority = No
    2014-10-28 16:56:42:798 1040 1634 Agent  * Criteria = "IsInstalled=0 and DeploymentAction='Installation' or IsPresent=1 and DeploymentAction='Uninstallation' or IsInstalled=1 and DeploymentAction='Installation' and RebootRequired=1 or IsInstalled=0 and DeploymentAction='Uninstallation' and RebootRequired=1"
    2014-10-28 16:56:42:798 1040 1634 Agent  * ServiceID = {3DA21691-E39D-4DA6-8A4B-B43877BCB1B7} Managed
    2014-10-28 16:56:42:798 1040 1634 Agent  * Search Scope = {Machine}
    2014-10-28 16:56:42:845 1040 1634 Setup Checking for agent SelfUpdate
    2014-10-28 16:56:42:860 1040 1634 Setup Client version: Core: 7.6.7600.320  Aux: 7.6.7600.320
    2014-10-28 16:56:45:570 1040 1634 Misc Validating signature for C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution\SelfUpdate\wuident.cab with dwProvFlags 0x00000080:
    2014-10-28 16:56:45:728 1040 1634 Misc Microsoft signed: NA
    2014-10-28 16:56:45:728 1040 1634 Misc WARNING: Cab does not contain correct inner CAB file.
    2014-10-28 16:56:45:728 1040 1634 Misc Validating signature for C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution\SelfUpdate\wuident.cab with dwProvFlags 0x00000080:
    2014-10-28 16:56:45:744 1040 1634 Misc Microsoft signed: NA
    2014-10-28 16:56:45:744 1040 1634 Setup Wuident for the managed service is valid but not quorum-signed. Skipping selfupdate.
    2014-10-28 16:56:45:744 1040 1634 Setup Skipping SelfUpdate check based on the /SKIP directive in wuident
    2014-10-28 16:56:45:744 1040 1634 Setup SelfUpdate check completed.  SelfUpdate is NOT required.
    2014-10-28 16:56:50:965 1040 1634 PT +++++++++++  PT: Synchronizing server updates  +++++++++++
    2014-10-28 16:56:50:965 1040 1634 PT  + ServiceId = {3DA21691-E39D-4DA6-8A4B-B43877BCB1B7}, Server URL = 

    Tuesday, October 28, 2014 11:04 AM

Answers

  • Hi Suraj,

    I can't find any official document about how to disbale self update.

    Besides, it is not recommended to disable the self update. If the version of the update agent is too old, update will fail.

    Besides, here is an article about how to configure automatic updates with registry editor,

    Configure Automatic Updates using Registry Editor

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd939844(v=ws.10).aspx

    Best Regards.



    Steven Lee

    TechNet Community Support

    • Marked as answer by Steven_Lee0510 Monday, November 10, 2014 1:49 AM
    Wednesday, October 29, 2014 6:01 AM