Looking for GPO setting to disable driver updates only during Windows Updates.


  • It's decided that, for now, we will use GPO to govern our MS Updates via the internet.
    One issue is that device-specific drivers are being replaced during the updates. When I check online for GPO settings to prevent this, all I see are settings to prevent the admin/user from installing any drivers, at any time.

    What I'm hoping to find is the GPO setting to prevent driver updates/replacements during the "Check for Updates" when we run this manually. It's obvious several drivers get updated during this.

    Thursday, October 11, 2018 1:42 PM

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  • I tried making changes before but it always downloaded drivers. You can try this,

    However I would just download the updates from the Microsoft Update Catalog and add them to your task sequence and install them as packages. Or you can inject them directly into your WIM using DISM.

    Thursday, October 11, 2018 2:28 PM
  • I think this is working for me. I added a step in my TS to stop drivers, which seems to skip the Qualcomm and Display drivers along with the others I've seen get installed:
    ( gregw2 give this a go and see if it works for you as well)

    reg add "HKLM\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate" /v ExcludeWUDriversInQualityUpdate  /t REG_DWORD /d 1 /f

    So far, the updates installed are CU's and Sec Update for Flash and Malicious Tool, the normal stuff. My Intel Display Audio driver also remains disabled as it should (using a PS to disable it).

    Thursday, October 11, 2018 4:19 PM