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Newbie : Please review my approach to Disable Automatic Updates by Script RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hello All,

    We manage patching by SCCM 2007.

    I require to disable Automatic Updates (AU) by script. (mix of 2003/2008 servers)

    (FYI, Although AU is disabled by GPO for the most part in our env, some servers exist in stray locations in AD where it is not feasible to enforce GPO or even use Security filtering.)

    To disable AU by script, I plan to use the KB article "How to configure automatic updates by using Group Policy or registry settings"
    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/328010

    Action : Create Reg_DWORD key NoAutoUpdate=1 under HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate\AU


    Request your advice for :
    (a) Is the above approach reasonable? Am I missing something or need to be aware of any pitfalls?
    (b) Is the risk such that a registry backup is necessary?
    (c) do i have to restart the AU service? (does not say so in the KB and seemed effective on test server without service restart).

    Wednesday, April 13, 2016 3:51 PM

Answers

  • A) Yes

    B) No

    C) My knowledge lines up with your observation.

    Why not do this with a GPO?


    Jason | http://blog.configmgrftw.com | @jasonsandys

    • Marked as answer by aruntechie123 Thursday, April 14, 2016 3:58 PM
    Wednesday, April 13, 2016 7:29 PM
    Moderator

All replies

  • A) Yes

    B) No

    C) My knowledge lines up with your observation.

    Why not do this with a GPO?


    Jason | http://blog.configmgrftw.com | @jasonsandys

    • Marked as answer by aruntechie123 Thursday, April 14, 2016 3:58 PM
    Wednesday, April 13, 2016 7:29 PM
    Moderator
  • Hi,

    Please follow the below link

    https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa385806%28VS.85%29.aspx

    Thanks,

    NTRao

    • Proposed as answer by NTRao Tuesday, June 6, 2017 3:28 PM
    Thursday, April 14, 2016 7:20 AM
  • Thanks NTRao, that is useful information though not immediately useful for my purpose.
    Thursday, April 14, 2016 4:00 PM
  • Hi,

    If my answer  is useful, please mark it as my answer

    Thanks in advance !

    NTRao

    Tuesday, June 6, 2017 3:28 PM