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

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  • 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.
    Thanks!

    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, https://www.itechtics.com/disable-automatic-driver-updates-windows/.

    However I would just download the updates from the Microsoft Update Catalog https://www.catalog.update.microsoft.com/ 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